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Hi Everyone:

First, I would like to say that this is a fantastic site!

Now onto my issue, I have a 1998 Heritage Springer Softail and the back brake suddenly started sticking on my way home the other night. Would the temperature outside, which was 100+ at the time, have something to do with this? What I mean to say is would the road heat and consistent use in traffic cause the rear brake to lock up?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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It could have but shouldn't have. I have a 96 Softail and it gets ridden in 100+ temperatures a lot. I've never had that happen.

If the pads were really worn and at the end of travel, the pistons might have been extended to their limit...but it still should not have happened.

Replace the linings if necessary and make sure the pins that allow the caliper to float are coated with anti-seize.

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Update

Hi Manny:

Ok, checked the brakes last night and it appears that the back brake pads are worn down, therefore I am replacing them today. Hopefully this will resolve my brake sticking problem.

Thanks again for your feedback.
 
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