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Old 06-10-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Rear wheel stuck!!!

Hi everyone, after a long gearbox overhaul I went to try out my bike. I felt the bike slowing quickly when i leave the throttle. A bit of better inspection and i found out that the brakes were sticking!!! So i changed all the oil and brake lines( one split while bleeding) and even the brake pads were changed. Yesterday while cleaning the bike on the centre stand i checked the rear wheel!!!! Still really hard to turn by hand and the bike is dead heavy when i try to move it!!
Any tips or help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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Probably the piston is stuck in the brake caliper. Nothing to do but strip it down and clean it real good.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:37 AM   #3
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Maybe, maybe not

Perhaps remove the rear caliper and rotate the wheel. Just to elimenate binding somewhere else in the drive train. Like a partly seized rear bearing perhaps?
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:38 AM   #4
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I can't believe I mis-spelled eliminate. Sorry.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:39 AM   #5
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Undo the rear caliper (or push it with your foot so the pistons are retracted) and then turn the wheel and see how free it is.

That way you'll be able to see if the problem is with the brakes or somewhere else in the drive train.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:15 AM   #6
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That seems the most logical thing to do, will check that way and revert. I hope that it's not the caliper cause I have just cleaned them and changed the brake lines too, anyway i will have to test first
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:43 AM   #7
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That seems the most logical thing to do, will check that way and revert. I hope that it's not the caliper cause I have just cleaned them and changed the brake lines too, anyway i will have to test first
If I were you I would hope it IS the caliper. It is much cheaper and easier to fix than the next most likely cause, the driveshaft U-joints.

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:55 AM   #8
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I need a donor driveshaft. we have a place here in O-lando that does every kind of driveshaft known to man in the auto/truck industry. they would love to see why they would not be able to do one of these.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:59 AM   #9
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I need a donor driveshaft. we have a place here in O-lando that does every kind of driveshaft known to man in the auto/truck industry. they would love to see why they would not be able to do one of these.
I have one..and internal clip servicable u joints..my thinking is broach inside of yokes flat to accept clips..

Interested?
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:35 AM   #10
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I have one..and internal clip servicable u joints..my thinking is broach inside of yokes flat to accept clips..

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Broaching? I might be inclined not to broach because an ear could bend. I would rather bore the yoke ear holes to size and machine the lock ring groove.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #11
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I need a donor driveshaft. we have a place here in O-lando that does every kind of driveshaft known to man in the auto/truck industry. they would love to see why they would not be able to do one of these.
If you do a BMW driveshaft repair with your Orlando shop, please keep us up-to-date and report the success, price, level of customer service...and photos too please!
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #12
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Broaching? I might be inclined not to broach because an ear could bend. I would rather bore the yoke ear holes to size and machine the lock ring groove.
These are internal clip joints..
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:32 PM   #13
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #14
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Is it for a 1200?
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #15
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Hi everyone, after a long gearbox overhaul I went to try out my bike. I felt the bike slowing quickly when i leave the throttle. A bit of better inspection and i found out that the brakes were sticking!!! So i changed all the oil and brake lines( one split while bleeding) and even the brake pads were changed. Yesterday while cleaning the bike on the centre stand i checked the rear wheel!!!! Still really hard to turn by hand and the bike is dead heavy when i try to move it!!
Any tips or help would be greatly appreciated.
You may have some rubber debris from the old brake lines that has gotten into the master cylinder or the caliper and is impeding the caliper piston from releasing pressure. You have some more work to do it would seem. Lots of compressed air and some cleaning solvent and you'll be fine.
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