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It's gotta be costing me some acceleration and speed due to the extra drag, though I can't feel it when riding, only when trying to clean the tire off and put on the warmers after the session. Help!TIA
I had a peculiar problem at Roebling last weekend that sounds similar to yours, but more extreme.I got to turn 6 on my out lap of my very first session in Fridays practice. Not even one full lap. The front felt really wierd, like a flat tire. I raised my left hand about 1 second before the front brakes locked and lowsided me. :'(I'm no mechanic. After speaking to quite a few people, it seems as though the "check valve" (or whatever that widget is in the master cylinder is that allows the pressure to release once the lever is released) may have been bad in my used master cylinder. Each time I applied the brakes, they never fully released until they locked solid half a lap out.In hindsight, I should have realized that all ws not right with that master cylinder. I had a wicked hard time bleeding the brakes initially, and I had a really tough time spinning the front wheel when I got back from tech. I've got a new master cylinder now, so we'll see how things work out.During my inquiries to people who have some mechanical aptitude (unlike myself, a mechanical moron) the idea was floated that perhaps the seals in my calipers were bad. The general consensus was that my result wouldn't have occured so quickly had caliper seals been the case. Most people said that caliper seals would have likely taken several laps and a fair amount of heat to really start dragging severely. Sounds kinda like your observations.At any rate, I can fully testify that having your front brakes "on" when you don't want them to be (or intend them to be) sucks. Definately do something, I doubt your problem will cure itself.I have to thank the fellas behind me when I went sliding accross Roebling on Friday. You guys did a great job on not running me over. Thanks, and I apologize for causing the incident. :-/
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