Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
On my old '04 FJR and current '07 FZ6, after about 20K miles, my ft brakes would also drag. Cleaning the calipers would help but wouldn't fix the issue.
Per my FZ owners manual, the caliper O-rings should be replaced every TWO YEARS. I don't know what the FJR calls for. Both bike are non-ABS bikes and the calipers looked identical.
Prior to service, I might be able to get one "fee spin" of the wheel, (on the CC, spin by hand as hard as possible). Put a spot of masking tape on the sidewall to count rotations..
After the service, well over 4 "free spins"..
*Blowing away old brake dust occasionally also seems to help keeping the calipers clean..
A video of my FZ AFTER the service. Pads are in their normal, operating position:
2007 Yamaha FZ6- BD43 headlight mod, PIAA bulbs, Stebal air horn, Scorpion SS pipes-(no DB killers), Speedohealer, HEL SS brake lines, Fenda Extenda, K&P SS re-usable oil filter, custom mounted BMW style electrical outlet(L.S.), Techmount GPS mount with handlebar bar risers/set backs, additional helmet lock, custom mod'ed seat(Spencers), Hyper light-rear running/brake light, custom radiator/fan protector, Techspec tank pads, Yamaha rear rack with custom aluminum flat rack.
Last edited by TownsendsFJR1300; 01-22-2020 at 08:58 AM.