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Rear disk brake: clamped!

I just noticed that my rear brake is slightly engaged on the disk. This could explain the **** mileage I've been getting! How do I adjust this? Also my brake fluid is low in the rear compartment. Should I add some generic brake fluid(same as car)? Also my fuel supply valve has been leaking after I ride and let my bike sit for a few minutes cause the pressure in the gas tank increases dramatically after I shut it off. I have an aftermarket gas cap which is just a simple screw on... dont know if normal gas caps are supposed to releave pressure. What does releave the tank pressure? Thanks to all you pros who know

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  • rdlinder23 Nov 19, 2009

    Thanks for the response. How do I rebuild the brake cylinder?

    Do I have to replace the entire fuel cap to get the vented cap or is there a screw on that fits the existing (aftermarket) bracket that will vent air?

  • rdlinder23 Nov 19, 2009

    how do I repair the break caliper?

  • rdlinder23 Nov 19, 2009

    Okay Iwill take the bike to the shop... How much would this cost?

    Also why is the stock gas cap better?
    How hard will it be to find one?
    Won't I have to replace my ignition (because of the key) as well?

    Thanks

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The rear brake cyclinder need rebuilt. And please try not the type swear words please.
And the brake fluid needs to be changed.
The fluid is the same type as used in cars but make shure of the type your bike calls for. It will state on the lid. DOT3- DOT4 ?? The gas cap is sapose to be vented but you bike may have a vent that goes in from the bottom of the tank and it may be pluged.
Allso a manuel for your bike would help you out a lot.

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    Greg O'Day Nov 19, 2009

    No not all bikes are Dot 5 fluid! That is why I stated that it will tell you on the master cyclinder cap what type fluid it take's.

    Your brake calaper need to be rebuilt and they are tricky to rebuild.

    Yes the cap may need to be replaced to vent the tank.

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Motorcycles do not use the same brake fluid as cars they use a dot 5 that is a silicone base fluid.And your cylinder doesn't need rebuilding your brake caliper does.and as far as your gas cap throw it away and get the proper stock one that came with your bike.

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  • bigdaddywayd Nov 19, 2009

    you can buy a rebuild kit from your dealer but if you don't know how to rebuild a caliper don't do it! there is only two braking systems on a bike and you need them both.if one fails your life is at the fate of your knowledge of know how to rebuild a caliper.

  • bigdaddywayd Nov 19, 2009

    Have you ever owned a motorcycle or a vehicle for that matter? it will cost u what ever the shop rate is and what the parts cost.instead of asking questions on here phone a bike shop for some quotes. they will be the ones who have the answers to your questions.

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