Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: exeter, Devon, england uk
Re: Front brake flexi hoses
Just thought i would post an update.
After thinking a bit more about the flexi hoses, i realised that an internal breakdown of the flexi hose, would create a regular & not intermittent fault.
I removed both front callippers to get a really good look, all pistons seemed ok, i did notice some uneven pad wear, these were EBC replacements, plenty of wear left, i noticed 2 of them were firm in the callipper & had to be pulled out, closer investigation showed the wear surface bonded to the metal pad, to be slightly over at one end, i filed them back to the metal pad, when replaced they were a loose fit.
I have ridden the hell out of the brakes, repeatedly simulating the conditions when they got very hot & bound up, & have not been able to get them to bind, i feel that my binding problems were most likely caused by the binding brake pads, these were not returning & allowing heat to build up then binding against the disc..
Feel free to offer differing opinions??