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Re: [ST] Brake Cleaning
- Subject: Re: [ST] Brake Cleaning
- From: "Sprint ST" <sprint_st@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 17:38:56 -0500
I think we are in total agreement. The reason for the grime issue and the
yearly clean, I believe, is a combination of pad wear and grime. Several
guys have explained the pre-05 issue as the pads wear and pistons don't take
up the extra space because of the grime. Most just describe it as sticking
pistons. I don't know if that is the actual case but I do know exercising
the pistons and cleaning makes the extra lever travel go away for quite a
while. In my case, I was just about a year and 5000 miles (this was quite a
slow riding year for me but they were not commuter miles, they were twisty
miles). The lever travel wasn't that bad, yet, but I was getting to notice
As for the 05+ issues, I've never seen a new bike that was absolutely
perfect. Hopefully, it will get cured over time.
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