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1983 Honda CBX F rear brake seizing when it heats up

Hello, does anyone have any idea what the fix is for the rear brakes seizing up? It usually happens if I apply heavy pressure or it seems after it heats up. The caliper doesn't want to release. I then have to pull over and let it cool down for about 20 minutes before they let go. New calipers? Replaces hoses?
Any info is greatly appreciated it. Cheers.

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  • bielanos May 23, 2009


    I would love to find out if you solved your problem, becuase I have the exact same issue, exactly. I was going to buy a new rear brake system. Is that what you have had to do?


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The seal which holds the piston is either gummed up or the piston is rusted. advise a piston&seal kit to fix this.

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