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    Need help (for a friend)

    Have a mate at cadders as we speak with brake issues. His a racer type.
    Issues are the outside pistons arnt pushing out. If they take the pads out and hold the pistons that are extending the others do extend so not seized. Any ideas on fixing the issue?

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    Re: Need help (for a friend)

    Fluid always takes path of least resistance...closest to the banjo tend to move first.
    As long as they move when the others are held they should be ok even if they have a bit more stiction

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    Re: Need help (for a friend)

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    Fluid always takes path of least resistance...closest to the banjo tend to move first.
    As long as they move when the others are held they should be ok even if they have a bit more stiction

    - Alex
    Correct. There is no issue from what has been described.

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    Re: Need help (for a friend)

    If that's how the pads sit when the calliper is fitted and the brakes are used then his wheel is not centred

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    Re: Need help (for a friend)

    Quote Originally Posted by Toan the Moan View Post
    If that's how the pads sit when the calliper is fitted and the brakes are used then his wheel is not centred
    You are absolutely correct. An issue with the front spindle and spacer on right fork wasnt seating correctly. He had a big off at end of last season and the frame got bent 6.5mm (re straightened ). Obviously there was more damage than first thought.
    Cheers for the feedback chaps

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    Wheel Alignment

    Quote Originally Posted by Toan the Moan View Post
    If that's how the pads sit when the calliper is fitted and the brakes are used then his wheel is not centred
    +1.

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    Re: Need help (for a friend)

    Quote Originally Posted by Toan the Moan View Post
    If that's how the pads sit when the calliper is fitted and the brakes are used then his wheel is not centred
    Ahh was that the question?
    Definite alignment issue then.

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    Re: Need help (for a friend)

    Is there an easy way to check front wheel centring? I have a similar issue with uneven pistons after getting tyres fitted. I think that they may have loosened the left fork leg pinch bolts and moved the spacer.

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