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    Stroker Trail: lever doesn't spring back as fast

    I have lubed the pistons by taking off the brake pads and pumping the lever to pull out the pistons as much as possible then dropping brake fluid around the pistons. Right away this seemed to fix the problem but after one run at d-ville the return of the lever got slow again. Braking performance is still good but this is not normal.

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    You need to lube the master cylinder o ring.

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    What he said.
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    Contact hayes. They have a fix for this. I emailed them, and they sent me a kit for free.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann
    Contact hayes. They have a fix for this. I emailed them, and they sent me a kit for free.
    Ding Ding Ding - Winner! Hayes sends a kit with a return spring that takes care of this issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer
    A bike company should come out with a bike named after Mikey. the Santa Cruz Vandeman. That would pisss him off to no end.

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    My fix kit consisted of a bit of special grease, and an applicator, with a couple new c-clips.
    What you do is remove the piston from the bore on the lever halfway, lube the oring and the bore with said grease, and put everything back together.
    It fixed my slow lever problem and has been good for about 6 months since.
    ........now that I think about it, you don't actually remove the piston, you actually push it into the bore and lube the bore. Removing the piston would let all the fluid out of the res, and that would suck.
    The fix kit came with very clear instructions and they were easy to follow.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    thanks guys.. I'll email Hayes soon!

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