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Hey guys, it has been almost 5 years since I was here last. My bike has not been ridden in over 4 years. The bike was totaled in a parking lot at low speeds and then I took some time off. The cost of the repairs is less than $500 though. Anyway, because it has not been ridden, it is stuck. I cannot get the hand brake to function. I tried to bleed it but nothing works. The piston seems totally stuck. How do I fix?


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Thanks as always for the support!
 

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The line may be clogged. Remove it and see if the m/c squirts fluid. If not the line, next up, calipers. Brake pistons tend to rust over time and lack of use.
 

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Update. I got it all resolved. The piston was super stuck and I had to completely tear it down and use an air compressor to press it out. Then I let it soak in part cleaner(removing all rubber from the piston before soaking) and wire brush the oxidation then put it all back together. Then bleed the brake system. She is ready to roll. Thanks for the support guys.
 
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