Okay, from some websites I've found, apparently disc brakes are disc brakes, just like parts is parts. So, here are some quotes I've found about disc brakes sticking. (your scoot has disc brakes, right?)
Seems like it could be a caliper sticking. One site had a guy claiming that he just pounded on the caliper like the Fonz until it unstuck. Some slightly better strategies to try are quoted below.
http://www.motorcycle.com/how-to/disc-brake-tech-3437.htmlhttp://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/tech/b ... index.html
Caliper inspection points include the mounting bosses. Look for cracks, stripped threads and slide pins, and check for corrosion and galling. If one is present, inspect the dust boot on the caliper piston, and check for cracks and tears. Caliper problems often make themselves known through accelerated brake-pad deterioration. If there seems to be an inordinate amount of drag on the wheel, or if you begin to burn through pads more often than you should, chances are a caliper piston is sticking or a floating caliper is seized on its slide.
Sticky front brake on a harley Davidson Sportster?
I have a 2001 model Sportster. Where i live there is a lot of dust and humidity. probably not goood for any part of the bike. but the front brake handle has a lot of free play. I have to press it about 1 inch before i feel any resistance. i had it servicced a few months ago and the guy said that it's the Claiper that sticks and has to be opened and pressed back.
Is that true? and is it something i can do by myself? Advise please.
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I have not seen this happen to a sportster but it is a very common problem with big twin brakes.
pull the caliper and brake pads
pull the lever about 7 or 8 times to push the pistons out a little over 1/4" get a rag and wipe all the dirt around the piston off then push it back in, hold that piston in and pull the lever again to get the other piston out and clean it too.
push both pistons back in all the way. Reinstall the pads and caliper.
it should take about 20 or so pulls on the lever to get feeling back into the front brakes then go for a ride.