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Front Brake Issue

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After searching the forum, I haven't found a solution to the front brake

issue that I'm having on my kid's '06 Wr250.

The problem is that the brake works OK but the lever needs to be pulled

almost to the bar to get good feel. After working the brake hard on the trail,

the lever feel gets better but still has a lot of travel.

The last two weekends I noticed that my son was having difficulty with the

front wheel locking up. I told him to "let up on the lever" so he wouldn't dig

a hole on the trail. I soon dismissed it as his lack of riding experience. I loaned

the bike to a buddy and I noticed he was having the same issue. As it turns

out, the more use or hotter the brake gets, the less effort required to lock

the front wheel.

I've bled the front brake without any improvement. Could this be a seal in

the caliper or master? Anyone have a suggestion before I use the "shotgun"

approach to repairing it?

Thanks in advance!👍

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Part of the problem is the pads could be worn out. I was having the same issue with the rear on mine, then I checked it, and they were about 3/4 gone, so I replace them and got my normal pedal back. I've noticed the same thing going on at the front of mine now too. I think its that the holes in the disk are a little large and when going in really muddy or dirty conditions, the dirt gets in there and eats up the pads quicker. Also try back bleeding the master. When you replace the pads, just mash the pistons all the way into the caliper. That will force any air in the lines back to the master cylinder. Sometimes it helps the problem.

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