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  1. #1
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    Sep 2006

    Juicy 5's Dont Stop!

    Yup, my juicy 5's with probably 250 miles on them and a good amount of pad left dont stop. One time i tried to get them to stop and pulled the front brake my hardest. the result was the bike slowly coming to a stop and then my brake line popping out and squirting hydraulic fluid everywhere. well after a bleed and me sanding the rotors a few times the brakes simply dont stop me. any suggestion on what the problem is?

  2. #2
    Reputation: XSL_WiLL's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Try sanding them in a figure-8 pattern, wipe down everything with alcohol, and rebed the pads. If power does not improve, replace. The pads may be contaminated.

    The fluid squirting sounds like something wasn't tightened right.

  3. #3
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    Reputation: kgginslc's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    Sounds like pad contamination. If the brake levers feel like new after your bleed, then it's almost certainly contaminated pads. Some people recommend taking a blow torch to the pads to burn off the oil. I think I'd just replace the pads. You should also clean the rotor off before putting it back in because it will be contaminated also if the oily pads have been riding on it.

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