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rear brakes hot

I got of the bike the other day and noticed that the rear caliper was hot the rotor also is this normal or are they dragging? the fronts weren't hot

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Re: rear brakes hot

Ted, I would check to make sure that the rears are not dragging , but they do get quite hot compared to the fronts. I would say this is normal as the rears will burn your fingers after even a short ride.

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Re: rear brakes hot

The only way to know for sure is to coast to a stop using engine braking only & then check the rotors.

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Re: rear brakes hot

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Ted, I would check to make sure that the rears are not dragging , but they do get quite hot compared to the fronts. I would say this is normal as the rears will burn your fingers after even a short ride.
I agree with Pat ;the rears do get really hot compared to the fronts.
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Re: rear brakes hot

Rears are always HOT if I try and check air pressure or intall air pressure when I'm not in my garage.

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Re: rear brakes hot

Oh.

FUN Toy from harbour freight is the cheap temp sensor, infared temp gun?

Shoot the disk and see what u get?
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Re: rear brakes hot

hypoid gears (FD) develop a lot of heat, limited air flow, rear brake picks up heat

with the bike on the center stand and neutral wheel should rotate freely, if moved back and forth, rev forward, and caliper sticking you should be able feel it sticking on direction change

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Re: rear brakes hot

I have a TPS that displays temp and when it is hot (over 100 degrees) the tire temp can reach 160 degrees. I have checked the tire temp multiple times with an infrared temp gun and the temp is accurate. Every time I checked the temp with the gun I also checked the rear end and the rear rotor and all three at the same temp. Front temps are always slightly less.

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