V4Ever Posted September 14, 2022 Share Posted September 14, 2022 I am trying to resolve the problem of rear brake dragging. I have narrowed the problem down to the middle piston not releasing. This would seem to point to a problem with the SMC. I just reviewed an old post titled "Rear Brake Locking After Pressing Pedal" posted by iThinkergoiMac which seems to describe my issue exactly. So I pulled the front left brake braket/SMC off the bike. The service manual I downloaded from this site (thank you!) describes the disassembly of the SMC master cylinder as basically "remove the bracket/SMC from the bike, remove the rubber boot, and remove the snap ring. I'm stuck at 'remove the boot'. How does the boot get removed? I assume the snap ring is hidden under the boot and not accessible until it is removed. It doesn't appear it can be slid off with the mounting bracket/saddle shaped thing still attached. Any pointers would be much appreciated. I was able to remove the green screen/check valve and blew out the crud, so that part should be OK. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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