Just change my pads, the disc are really not smooth, they are probably close to being done.
New pads are in and I find the front wheel very stiff, I can turn it but it needs 2 arms.
Is that normal ?
No, not normal. Most likely the pistons are covered in crud and therefore not retracting properly, leaving the pads pushing against the disc. In the worst case they might be pitted with rust and need replacing.
Note: I have a Trophy 900 so I am not sure what brake calipers are on the Trident. But most pads are held in with a pin and this can get dirty and corroded. A less-than-perfect pin can cause the pads to stick. If you can't clean then sufficiently you will need to replace them.
The heavy friction turned out to be the inner pads(touching the pistons) were a little bit to big on one side and were touching the caliper body, causing the pads to stay in the same position (not retracting fully).
It was very little that I grinded, less than a 1/16 of an inches.
Bought those pads very cheap on Ebay 5 years ago, $45 CAD.
Should I've taken pictures...
thanks for all replies, tips
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