I just rebuilt both calipers: put the new seals in, cleaned the pistons and cylinders, used the old pistons and pads.
When I put the calipers back the wheel was spinning slightly touching the pads. then I put fresh break liquid and bled air. The breaks seem to work now but the wheel doesn't spin freely. I can move it with hand but it doesn't spin.
Is this not normal?
I'm still working on the bike, it's on the stand both wheels up, so i can' test drive it yet.
What bike/brake system do you have? I cant remember,sorry. If it is a early SOHC brake system I would suggest checking the adjuster screw.SOunds like the dead pad could be set too tight. If it is not this type of brakes...then I'm out of ideas Good luck.Hopefully someone will chime in soon
it's '83 CB750SC, so i guess it's DOHC (if we'er talking about the same thing), two calipers on two break discs.
i don't understand what "dead pad set too tight" means thanks anyway!
The dead pad remark only applies to SOHC bikes.If you had one,you would be very familiar with it!
Disc brakes do have some constant tension on them,like pat said,but your wheel should spin some after you give it a good fling.Not sure you could get a full revolution out of it or not,though. I'm not up on the DOHC brakes,so I cant help.Just wanted to let you know you dont need to worry about the dead pad . Good luck,sorry i cant help.