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Bike sat under tarp for a year and the front wheel is very tight only spins 1/2 rev and front brake doesn't work

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Disc brakes???
If yes, you probably hav a frozen caliper. These are re-buildable. I have had good luck by removing the piston, cleaning up the piston and the bore, and lube the piston up and re-install with no parts. But the procedure requires an experienced set of hands.

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Front wheel doesn't spin freely and squeaks on 2n'd day i got it.

Hi James:
If New, I'd take it back to the dealer.
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Set bike on jack so front wheel is raised. Make sure it is secure so can't fall.
1) Remove front brake pads........... spin wheel If it still squeaks, remove wheel and service bearings.
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This is an indicator that the steering head may not be adjusted correctly. The only way to tell for sure is to jack the bike up and take the front wheel off then check for play in the bearings of the steering head. If you think you may have something loose under the tank, then you'll have to take the tank off to check for something moving around under there. I won't take a guess at what it could be since you didn't tell me what year and model bike it is.

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G'day. I can definatly help you with this.This is a problem I have come across many many times in my career as a motorcycle mechanic.It is a very common problem for bikes that have been sitting around for a while.What has happened is that all the clutch plates are stuck together. There are two ways to rectify this problem.One is to remove the clutch cover, remove the clutch springs,then the plates-noting the order- clean, re-lubricate & re-assemble.
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Alternate spokes between both sides of wobble.

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