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not real familiar with disc brakes...but after mudriding what do i need to do to take care of the brakes?

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I've never done anything to them. If you hear a lot of grinding coming from rotor just wash out with hose or pressure washer. Pretty much maintenance free.
 

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After heavy mud riding, I take the front tires off and spray the front disc's with a hose, just to get all the mud and junk out of them. I spin them around a few times until I dont hear any more grinding from them.
 

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QUOTE ("Bexxter":1tajgv7n)
After heavy mud riding, I take the front tires off and spray the front disc's with a hose, just to get all the mud and junk out of them. I spin them around a few times until I dont hear any more grinding from them.
That is the best thing to do. Ecspecially if you have drilled rotors, they will trap a lot of debris and wear pads fast.
 

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Hmm well I may be a bit late here, but the new model Foreman 500's have a scraper system on the discs. Not too keen on how exactly it works, but basically theres 2 scraper things on each caliper that magically clean the rotors.

Seriously though, it works really good. After riding through a clay pit I looked at em and there was big piles of clay that were built up on the scrapers, I just picked em off, never seen any other kinda mud stick to them though. I have come flying out of mudholes and done stoppies with my brakes.
 

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I like the new brake systems on the Foremans, stop real nice. But I had some problems with the front brakes back a few weeks ago while I was riding in snow, almost like the brakes were froze up. You squeeze the front brake lever and it would hardly move and would not stop. But a few days later, when the snow melted and the snow melted from around the front brake rotors and calipers everything worked fine. Just wondering if anyone else has had a problem with there front disc brakes in the snow.
 

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I know i keep askin' this, but what is this stuff ya'll call snow?
 

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RAILROADER, UP HERE IN CANADA WE GET LOTS OF SNOW.QUADDING IN THE WHITE STUFF IS AWESOME.NO BUGS,NO DUST,NO MUD, CLEANING IS NOT REQUIRED.WE JUST DRESS FOR THE WEATHER AND HAVE LOTS OF FUN.I WISH YOU COULD EXPERIENCE IT.
 

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RAILROADER, UP HERE IN CANADA WE GET LOTS OF SNOW.QUADDING IN THE WHITE STUFF IS AWESOME.NO BUGS,NO DUST,NO MUD, CLEANING IS NOT REQUIRED.WE JUST DRESS FOR THE WEATHER AND HAVE LOTS OF FUN.I WISH YOU COULD EXPERIENCE IT.
 

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I wish i could too. Maybe one day when i have lots of time off in the winter,
i'll travel waaaay up north to do just that.
 

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Snow is the best, I love when it is light and drifts, then you can run into them going fast and the snow bursts in all dirrections as you go flying through it. But it is march now and the snow will not last long But I guess it is mud time
 

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It's the same year round here. Mud, dirt, or sand. That's it. Snow would
be so fun it seems.
 
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