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Have a 1979 Suzuki 850 Motorcycle. Front brakes binding.

I have a 1979 Suzuki 850 Motorcycle. My front brakes binded shortly after I bought it. I replaced both front brake pads and bled the brake lines. I replaced 1 of the calipers because the caliper piston was pitted. It's been fine for about 4-5 short rides and now the front brakes are binding again. Both disc rotors were real hot when I stopped the bike, making me think both calipers are clamping down. Any suggestions?? Thanks alot.

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The problem is in master cylinder-needs to be replaced or inspected-purchase a clymer manual--u can ride without a front brake by law-wen I built choppers we never had a front one

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Check that calipers are floating freely on bushings.
posible the axle bearings are worn
(any play) causing mis alinement and rubbing
calipers, other is piston dia. is to big
use some fine emery clothe warpped around piston then polish with 600grit wet paper

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