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Front brakes binding

All calliper pistons push back easy but when brakes applied right hand calliper is sticking on/binding heavily. Have tried several times to free off but still no good......is a new calliper the only answer ?

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    When I ride for a few minutes my front brakes bind up

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If pistons can be manually pushed back, then you may have **** in the brake line going to that caliper. a blockage will cause that. the piston seals may be damaged. they are square so when the piston goes out, the seal rocks forward but wants to pull the piston back when pressure is released.don't pull the caliper apart unless you know what your doing. and if you do then i don't need to explain the process.

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