I just replaced the front brake pads on my 1700 Voyager. Now when I brake, it feels like the front brakes want to lock up. Any ideas on why?
I change the brake fluid every two years and every 2nd fluid change (4 year intervals) I rebuild the calipers with new rubber parts. That is on the maintenance schedule for the Voyager, but I would do that anyway, even if it wasn't.I have had an intermittent front brake issue since I bought the bike used 5 years ago. Issue was when stopping with a prolonged braking method, one of the front pads sounded like it was skipping on the disc. ONLY after a long breaking action. So easy to avoid. However, when I had everything apart recently for the Steering Head Bearings replacement, I took the calipers off the hoses, broke them apart, and cleaned out the innards and the pistons. I was shocked as to how much gunk was everywhere. Got it all spiffy and shiny and put back together and the front brakes feel like new. Well worth cleaning them