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    Default 02 Roadhawk brakes

    Anybody had any problems like this or have any suggestions as to how to trouble shoot. Thanks[/QUOTE]

    Had similar issues with my newly purchased 02 Roadhawk --- had the brakes changed out to EMPI disc brakes and they work great --- also installed a hydraulic line lock for a parking brake.

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    Default 02 Roadhawk brakes

    Had similar issues with my newly purchased 02 Roadhawk --- had the brakes changed out to EMPI disc brakes and they work great --- also installed a hydraulic line lock for a parking brake.

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    Default Brake hoses

    I have adopted a practice of changing brake hoses every ten years regardless of miles. Rubber does not age well. If you are lucky a hose will collapse and create a dragging brake. If you are not lucky a hose will break and dump the fluid -- all the fluid in a single circuit system. That happened to me on a 1951 Chevy pickup that my grandfather gave me in 1972. Scared the hell out of me and could well have killed me. Those hoses were twenty-one years in service and should have been replaced long before I got the truck. I learned the value of preventative maintenance that day.
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    I was happy to read that you got all figured out and working again.

    Nice tips everyone, now a nice troubleshooting thread for the brake system.

    Auto stores can be a pain, but have better luck taking in old parts and getting new ones. Napa here in Fernley is solid, has always gotten me what I needed.

    Internet is not that great for me, get more crap that I can not use than what I want, but that is me and my issue.

    This is a awesome thread. On a 78 fiat I had front left brake lock up on freeway, pulled over cut the brake line and plugged it, brake was free and I got home that night. The caliper was the issue, but if all possible you should repair brakes in pairs. Do one bake line, do the other, do one wheel cylinder, well you should do the other at the same time. l

    Safe riding.

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