By: Anonymous: TimJo ()  Monday, 01 April 2013 @ 03:49 PM ICT (Read 2558 times)  

I blew a fork seal on my Honda CRF250L, which covered my front brake in oil. Luckily I was able to stop. I had the seal fixed and cleaned the brake rotor with brake cleaner, but my brakes aren't as good as they were before the oil incident. What should I do?

By: ThaiDesign (offline)  Monday, 01 April 2013 @ 06:08 PM ICT  

The ultimate way to clean a brake rotor is to use a sand blaster. Besides improving performance, sand-blasting a rotor once or twice a year can actually double its lifespan.

For the average person, 400- to 600-grade sandpaper (or even a Scotch Brite pad works in a pinch) is much more accessible and still does a reasonably good job. Using small, circular sanding motions, work your way around each side of the rotor's brake-pad contact area.

Then, wash the rotor with soap and water. Brake cleaner contain chlorides that can leave a contaminating residue. Finally, use a clean, dry towel to wipe away any residue.

Additionally, you will need new, non-oil-soaked brake pads for your Honda CRF250L... luckily they are not so expensive...



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By: Anonymous: rapid ()  Monday, 08 April 2013 @ 11:11 AM ICT  

I also have problems with my Honda CRF250L and the fork seals, something must be wrong with them – you can read complains about the fork seals on almost ever forum discussing the Honda CRF250L

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