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    Default Lehman Trike Renegade model electraglide rear brakes lock up

    Hi new guy to this interesting forum, l have a problem with my rear brakes locking up after riding for an hour or so, the pedal sticks down n the brakelights on the bike also struggles to move. After l park it the brakes loosen up n pedal goes back to normal. Can anyone help me out with this. Thanks
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    Hi Charlie, Welcome to Trike Talk and your first post

    You could have a compound problem with your brakes

    The first thing is the rear master cylinder could be losing its free travel and not releasing the brakes

    Second, your rear calipers ( I assume you have rear disc brakes) could be sticking and not releasing

    Or if you have a residual check valve on the rear brakes it could be holding pressure on too long

    I would start by bleeding the rear brakes first before replacing any parts, use the correct fluid
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    Default Brake lock up

    I rebuilt the master it was leaking, and l have drum breaks in rear of the trike. So l see from your reply that bleeding the breaks could be part of the issue. I will bleed them after adjusting the brakes. Will let you know thanks for advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio9760 View Post
    I rebuilt the master it was leaking, and l have drum breaks in rear of the trike. So l see from your reply that bleeding the breaks could be part of the issue. I will bleed them after adjusting the brakes. Will let you know thanks for advise
    After you bleed and test ride, if the brakes hang up, crack the wheel cylinder bleeders, if the wheels free up your master is the cause

    Sometimes rebuilding kits just do not work like they should
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio9760 View Post
    Hi new guy to this interesting forum, l have a problem with my rear brakes locking up after riding for an hour or so, the pedal sticks down n the brakelights on the bike also struggles to move. After l park it the brakes loosen up n pedal goes back to normal. Can anyone help me out with this. Thanks
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    Default Breaks locking

    Hi guys thanks for welcoming me with fantastic info and warmth. I bled the breaks on the trike and low n behold problem solved. I bled them before but apparently not well enough there was plenty of air. Also pedal back to normal. Thanks very much for the insight to do the repairs folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio9760 View Post
    Hi guys thanks for welcoming me with fantastic info and warmth. I bled the breaks on the trike and low n behold problem solved. I bled them before but apparently not well enough there was plenty of air. Also pedal back to normal. Thanks very much for the insight to do the repairs folks.
    Good deal Charlie, enjoy your rides now that you have the braking under control
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