Anyone ever have the front brake lock up.....and stay locked up even when you release the brake?
I was making a left turn at low speed (thank God) and lightly used my front brake. It locked the brake and the bike went down so fast i was on the pavement before I even knew what happened,
Luckily some people stopped to help me right the bike but when in neutral...we could not push it because the front brake remained locked up. When I tried to move it with power, it just slid the front wheel....I eventually got it to free up and could move it but I had a lot of damage to me and the bike.
The bike is a 2007 FJR with 55,000 miles and I bought it new, never had a problem with it until this and never heard of this happening before but if it had happened at high speed it would be a disaster..I have got to resolve this problem before it gets ridden again....
If the front disk and rotor were HOT, then it sounds like you have water in the brake fluid, and you boiled the water. Once the water starts to boil, it won't stop until it locks the disk brake or the bike stops. Even with NO water in the brake fluid, a dragging brake pad can heat up the pure brake fluid enough to boil, with the same results. Since the brake "fixed" itself, that sounds like the brake caliper cooled off, relaxing the pressure.
When was the last time you replaced all of the brake fluid? Have you removed the front wheel recently?
You only get one warning symptom if this starts happening (other than maybe a bogus "loss of power"); the brake lever (front OR rear) will lose all free play, and act as if it was welded in place. Stop immediately
if you have this happen, because the brake is about to lock up solid, even at road speeds. If you open the brake bleeder briefly, you will release the brake pressure and the wheel will turn again, but the bike is unsafe to drive, except maybe in short slow jaunts to get home on back roads, with lots of cooling stops along the way.