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When applying the front brake, the lever gets harder and the caliper sticks, which causes the front brake to smoke

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More than likely from what you have described, the pistons need to be removed from the caliper and inspected. They will need either a thorough cleaning or replacement. Make sure you replace the seals and o rings in the caliper while you have it apart. It also probably would be a really good idea to go ahead and rebuild the master cylinder. The internals in that are probably just as old as the caliper parts.

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