Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Re: Rear Brake Seizure
First I've heard of a rear brake seizing on one of these, so nothing inherent to be dealt with as far as I know. When you say "ruptured a seal or seals in the wheel cylinder" do you mean at the caliper or at the brake master cylinder? Sounds like you may still be under warranty so I would take it to the dealer and have them address it as such. I would think a rotor and pad replacement and a full system flush with new fluid at minimum, and an assessment of the rest of the system to determine what caused it to seize in the first place. The caliper is probably OK unless the source of the problem is stuck pistons, and if so a new one of those, too.
I remember having loads of "fun" with rear brakes on my '80 Shovelhead. I ended up having to replace everything with aftermarket parts to get something that would work and not seize up.
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