2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper - Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
Fortune Favors The Bold
 
CNixR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 17
Bike: 2006 Yamaha R6
2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper

Hello all, so I just picked up my 2006 R6 and I took it for a test ride and everything was good, when I got home I decided to take it for another ride and all seemed good until my rear brake stopped working, I brought the bike home and was taking a look and bleeding the brakes when by mistake I bumped the rear caliper and it was super hot to the touch, any ideas on what could be wrong? simple fix?
CNixR6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 10:06 AM
My R6 eats me.
 
markweinberg89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 4
re: 2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper

Sounds like it is sticking. Open the bleeder and see if you can push the pistons back. If its stuck, the calipers are very easy to rebuild.

Sent from my SM-N920W8 using Tapatalk
markweinberg89 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
Fortune Favors The Bold
 
CNixR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 17
Bike: 2006 Yamaha R6
re: 2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper

Quote:
Originally Posted by markweinberg89 View Post
Sounds like it is sticking. Open the bleeder and see if you can push the pistons back. If its stuck, the calipers are very easy to rebuild.

Sent from my SM-N920W8 using Tapatalk
That's kind of what I was thinking, planning on checking them out tonight, Thanks!
CNixR6 is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 10:08 AM
Hey...watch this
 
FZ1guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Jersey, Ga - suburb of Loganville
Posts: 527
Bike: FZ1; R6; GL1800; SV650
re: 2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper

Pull the caliper off. Blow the pistons out with LOW PRESSURE compressed air. (Don't ask me how I know) Clean everything real good. Put it back together and bleed. You will likely need new pads now.
markweinberg89 and CNixR6 like this.
FZ1guy is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 10:09 AM
My R6 eats me.
 
markweinberg89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 4
re: 2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper

Could just be stuck on the slider pins also. Good luck.

Sent from my SM-N920W8 using Tapatalk
CNixR6 likes this.
markweinberg89 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
Fortune Favors The Bold
 
CNixR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 17
Bike: 2006 Yamaha R6
Re: 2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper

So I took a look at it when I finally got the chance last night, it looks like the piston is just stuck out and pushing on the rotor as if the brakes are engaged, im hesitant to pull stuff apart because im not 100% what im doing with it yet, any guides on pulling the rear calipers off of a 06 R6? thanks
CNixR6 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 06:58 PM
I eat my R6
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,393
Bike: 2015 R1
Garage
Re: 2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper

there's several reasons it could be stuck. from the pedal being stuck, the master cylinder being stuck, a pinched line, the caliper being stuck, or the pads being stuck.

you'll just have to start taking it apart. usually a good cleaning and new brake fluid works to fix the problems. lube the brake lever pivot also.
yamahacrazy is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
Fortune Favors The Bold
 
CNixR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 17
Bike: 2006 Yamaha R6
Quote:
Originally Posted by yamahacrazy View Post
there's several reasons it could be stuck. from the pedal being stuck, the master cylinder being stuck, a pinched line, the caliper being stuck, or the pads being stuck.

you'll just have to start taking it apart. usually a good cleaning and new brake fluid works to fix the problems. lube the brake lever pivot also.
Yeah, looks like the piston is just stuck and isnt sliding back into the caliper so its just rubbing against the rotors which is causing the heat, any guides out there on pulling apart a rear caliper? Not 100% sure I want to go at it blindly
CNixR6 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 06:20 AM
I eat my R6
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,393
Bike: 2015 R1
Garage
Re: 2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper

there's nothing special about it. it's a piston and 2 rubber seals. 99% of the time the seals are fine. once you pull the caliper off you can pump the master cyl and it should move the piston/s with little effort.
just because it's pushing on the pads doesn't mean it's stuck. because all of the things I listed before can do the same thing. you'll know what part of it is causing the issue once you take the line off. if the piston doesn't move then the caliper is frozen. if the master cylinder doesn't move freely then it's probably frozen. usually the stuff just needs a cleaning and it will work again unless it's full of rust from old contaminated fluid.

here's a manual,
To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CNixR6 likes this.

Last edited by yamahacrazy; 04-12-2019 at 06:22 AM.
yamahacrazy is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 07:28 AM
Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 76
Re: 2006 R6 Super Hot Rear Caliper

I just did a full rebuild of some calipers for a friend on is '03 bike- 6 pot tokico's on the front, 2 pot on the rear. OEM seals were degraded and all pistons sticking something awful. Had to split the calipers and use a piston removal tool to get them out, the seal seats were caked with old solidified dirt and brake fluid. On a 10+ yr old bike I would not hesitate to replace all the seals if there is any trouble obtaining smooth operation of the pistons.
gpounce is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
08 r6 rear brake caliper! Mikethepol Bikes + Parts + Gear Wanted 10 03-30-2019 04:34 PM
R6 Front and Rear Brake Disk, Power Commander, Rear sproket+cush drive, Front Fender rohan Bike Parts For Sale 4 12-18-2018 10:18 AM
R6 06 caliper in R6 03 ? Auro Chandru General Discussions 1 10-17-2018 02:51 PM
Considering buying an inoperable 2006 R6... Kevin Gerhold Garage / Mechanical Help 0 09-07-2018 02:05 PM
2006 R6 idle irregular issue BlackMamba Garage / Mechanical Help 4 07-03-2018 02:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome