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K Dean


May 08

Posts: 5

K Dean says:

Rusting brake discs

Despite washing my VFR1200 and drying the discs after every weekend ride; the front disc develops a thin layer or rust that causes the disc and pads to sieze.

The seizure is so strong that It is not possible to push it of the centre stand and has to be rocked many times to break the seal. These are the original discs and pads.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

What could be applied to the discs to offset this effect without impairing braking efficiency?

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Mar 09

Posts: 9015

jaffa90 says:

sticking pads

I hope your not using fairy liquid or similar.

When was the last brake service?Also what year is the bike and mileage?

Honest answers please. 

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Sep 07

Posts: 2860

James600zx says:


I've found it helps if you move the bike forward and operate the brake a few times before putting it away. Just half a revolution of the wheel and three brake pumps was enough to shed excess water from around the caliper, pads and disc.

I wouldn't put anything on the discs. A thin layer of rust will soon come off when you're riding.

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Nov 07

Posts: 2432

smidget says:


After washing do you have access to a compressor to blow the water from the brake area, or do you by any chance have a leaf blower which will also do the job.

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Jan 08

Posts: 7744

kcmc says:

Honda VFR 1200 Year?

Hi K Dean

You need your calipers servicing,this isn't a disc problem its caliper pistons seized due to corrosion under the dust seals,when was the brake fluid last changed?could be over filled master cylinder reservoir if you have changed the fluid causing a partial hydraulic lock?.Good Luck


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