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    Hayes nine: lever is really hard

    picked up a set of nines last night for 40 bucks. front caliper needs 2 pistons, so i put the back on just to see how it compared to my mx4 mech. After deglazing the pads they seem to stop ok considereing its just the back but the lever has almost no play in it and it feels like i have to over power it to get any stopping power. They will lock up the back wheel but you need to grab a handfull to do it on pavement.

    I drained abit of fluid thinking it was overfilled. Also need to shim the caliper up a mm or two as the pads running a bit low on the disc.

    I went on a good hard run today and they seem to function and stop ok , I guess I just thought hydros would be a little easier to squeeze. kinda like the feel of the mechs for lever travel.

    Is this just how a lower end hydro feels?

    I will put a vid up mabye to showthe lack of travel.
    Last edited by machine4321; 10-09-2011 at 12:42 PM.

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    Any thoughts. To much fluid a possible problem?

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    Push back the pistons and let the brakes self adjust to the disc. You should get some free movement then.

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    Are the pads new? I've had issues with the brakes binding/limited lever travel with some brands.
    Light sanding on fine sandpaper/smooth concrete eases a tad, frees up. If the pad backing plates are hard up to the caliper, while material is on the disc, then that's the case.....

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    Guy said they were new pads but the were glazed over prettybad. I did sand them down and that helped alot with the braking power but not overall lever feel. When the front pistons come i am going to tear both down clean them all up and bleed both.

    Will see how it goes then but that wont be till spring

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