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I picked up my Predator today... THREE weeks it was at the dealer whilst they experimented to figure out how to cure my brake drag problem.

What they figured out was that the piston seals in the calipers were swolen and not retracting when you released the brake lever!! They confirmed this by disconnecting the lines from the calipers and they still would not retract. This makes sense too, given how I was able to pop the pads free on my own using a wrench when I was doing my own testing.

So they replaced the seals and my brakes now work fine! I've ridden it around a bit today (had to get it ready for Sand Mountain tomorrow) and just jacked it up and the front wheels still spin freely. Yay!!!!

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cool Rob!!! Im going to give the dealer call and tell him about it!!! TINA :)
 

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Have him call Polaris Tech if he doesn't believe you... my mechanic logged it with them for future reference.

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Rob, is that somthing that polaris will cover, or is it a easy fix for me to do? My predator is in the shop for the ball joints, it would be nice to get that fixed at the same time.
 

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That was going to be my question for you ROB, was the work/labor covered under the warrenty?
 

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My dealer is still very much certain that it is a cylinder problem, im curious to see what they do. I hope this works for you Rob... ::::) TINA
 

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I just got back from Sand Mountain last night, and my brakes are still working properly! No more drag. Granted, the front wheels don't spin as freely as my friend's Raptor, but they spin much more freely than they ever have.

The master cylinder may still have a problem, or it could be a combination of things...

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ROB, don't know if you didn't see it or not, but I asked if it was covered under the warrenty? I tried removing my shims, but the brakes just re-adjusted for the slop. If I can't find a cure, I'm going to use springs on the bolts that hold the pads in place, between the pads, so it physically opens the pads back up a notch.
 
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