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    Tightening brakes + Pic's

    Hey I noticed my brakes have slowly gotten less sensitive, I have to pull it a lot further back to get the same braking power. And now I when im dirtjumping I can't tighten my brake hard enough to stop my pedals from moving during one footers.
    So is there any way i can get the same sensitivity back?

    here are some pics of me and my friends riding...




    heres a picture.. this is what I have to do when its rains for 30 days straight in seattle...


    <h1>::edit:: They are Hayes hydraulic brakes, im not sure wich model they are ::edit::</h1>
    Here are some pictures of the brakes...

    Last edited by leddder; 02-13-2006 at 07:15 PM.
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    what kind of brakes? either you need to adjust them for worn pads or you need to bleed the system.

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    cool pictures man, you probly just need to bleed your brakes. im in the same situation im just scared to bleedf them though
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    bring it to the LBs

    get it bled

    problem solved
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    Hayes HFX Mag G1. You probably need to have them bled. The reach adjuster on the Hayes brakes tend to back out after a while. Try dialing in the reach first. It's the 2mm allen bolt by the knuckle of the lever.

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    do you suggest bleeding them by myself?
    or would it be worth it to take it to the lbs?
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    Bleed system & blue lock-tite on the reach screw.

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    just check the little 2mm screw. if that doesn't fix it bleed them.

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    before bleeding them ...just re-set your pads....take your tire off then brake pads....push in with a 10mm wrench...then put pads back on and tire...press brakes and then re-set levers...if that doesn't work then bleed
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    if u do need them bled just pay the lbs to do it that way u wont mess up a very expensive part!
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    careful with the blue locktite

    Careful with the blue loctite on the reach adjust. The heat from the fluid on a long descent can heat the piston and re-melt the loc-tite. It can flow down into the piston/plunger causing all sorts of problems. if you really want to stop the adjust from moving use the white teflon thread tape. Won't melt will hold like hell
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    if u do need them bled just pay the lbs to do it that way u wont mess up a very expensive part!
    I disagree if You think got the right stuff to do it with (syringe, correct oil and a bit of concentration) give it a go that way you'll get to understand how it works a bit more. Then if all else fails go LBS as any damage you can cause will be reparable. Give it a go- you might save yourself a bit of money in the process.

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    Sounds like the pads a worn and need to be changed.

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