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    Binding Brakes.
    on: June 21, 2017, 10:45:47 pm
    June 21, 2017, 10:45:47 pm
    Hi,

    Just joined and have said hello already in 1st post.
    I have a 2013 CR. Bikes done about 4000 miles. Had it for about 2 weeks now and Bikes running fine but tonight on way home from work. The front brakes suddenly bound up and I had to pull over and stop. All this in space of about 20 seconds.  Pumped the front brake lever a few times and I was able to ride off again. Brakes quickly freeing up!

    Have checked calipers and all looks clean good condition. Good pads etc. Notice brake fluid looks old. Very dark colour. Could dodgy fluid cause this? Never had a linked brake system before, Or ABS.

    Any info would be great.
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    Re: Binding Brakes.
    Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 10:10:55 am
    June 22, 2017, 10:10:55 am
    *Originally Posted by BatFastard [+]
    Hi,

    Just joined and have said hello already in 1st post.
    I have a 2013 CR. Bikes done about 4000 miles. Had it for about 2 weeks now and Bikes running fine but tonight on way home from work. The front brakes suddenly bound up and I had to pull over and stop. All this in space of about 20 seconds.  Pumped the front brake lever a few times and I was able to ride off again. Brakes quickly freeing up!

    Have checked calipers and all looks clean good condition. Good pads etc. Notice brake fluid looks old. Very dark colour. Could dodgy fluid cause this? Never had a linked brake system before, Or ABS.

    Any info would be great.
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    Hi. Not sure I can offer much other than the obvious suggestion to change the fluid. If you are on the 13 model, I believe you should have the same braking system as the concurrent Vtec 800 with the linked brakes (current model doesn't have inked brakes). I'm not sure how good your spannering skills may be but there is a great guide to bleeding those brakes on VFRD here. It looks complex at first but is step-by-step and relatively simple. It certainly enabled me to strip the linked brakes on my 08 VFR and replace the hoses with braided ones and my spannering skills are very limited.

    As to why your brakes bound, I'm sorry but that is beyond me. You could try asking the question in the 6th Gen section of VFRD here; there's a lot of very good technical advice available from some of the members.

    Hope you get it sorted.
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    Re: Binding Brakes.
    Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 11:10:15 pm
    June 22, 2017, 11:10:15 pm
    Hi BatFastard,

    I'm no expert but for a 2013 model having dark brake oil I guess something is wrong.
    Air or water inside system may cause this.
    Purge the oil as said.
    Also check if front brake system oil is ok. Sould be clear. :028:

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    Re: Binding Brakes.
    Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 08:01:07 am
    June 23, 2017, 08:01:07 am
    Hi,

    Bike is booked in for a check of brakes and ABS etc at my Honda dealer.

    From what I have read on internet it seems that this is a problem a few other have had in the past. To do with the abs or Linked brake system. If there is rubbish in the brake master cylinder/old brake fluid. Or air trapped in the system.

    I dont mind the linked brake system but would prefer a normal one tbh. I hope a flush through/clean with new fluid and check of the master cylinders will sort it.

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    Re: Binding Brakes.
    Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 03:05:45 pm
    June 23, 2017, 03:05:45 pm
    *Originally Posted by BatFastard [+]
    Hi,

    Bike is booked in for a check of brakes and ABS etc at my Honda dealer.

    From what I have read on internet it seems that this is a problem a few other have had in the past. To do with the abs or Linked brake system. If there is rubbish in the brake master cylinder/old brake fluid. Or air trapped in the system.

    I dont mind the linked brake system but would prefer a normal one tbh. I hope a flush through/clean with new fluid and check of the master cylinders will sort it.

    Really not sure ABS or linked brakes would be the cause of binding.

    I hope you get value for money out of your Honda dealer.
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    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
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    Re: Binding Brakes.
    Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 08:37:23 pm
    July 13, 2017, 08:37:23 pm
    Any update about yours brakes?

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    Re: Binding Brakes.
    Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 10:47:58 pm
    July 16, 2017, 10:47:58 pm
    *Originally Posted by Zed [+]
    Any update about yours brakes?

    Hi,

    Turns out if was the rear caliper sticking ever so slightly. Plus a very very hot day. All this after a 40 mile ride. Enough just to get the brakes to start to bind up.