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2001 Vulcan front brakes. Left caliper keeps locking up. Have rebuilt master cyl, replaces left caliper, replaced brake lines left and right.

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When you rebuilt your master cylinder did you look down the reservoir to the large brake fluid feeder hole? Right next to it is a tiny pin hole. That is the brake fluid return hole for the reservoir. It is probably plugged with rust or dirt. When it is plugged , you drive a short distance and the wheel locks up. Open the bleeder screw to release a squirt of fluid and you can drive back home before it locks up again. Clean out the hole with a single straight bristle from a wire brush and see if that fixes the problem.

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