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timberdoodle

1999 king quad 300, right frnt wheel lock up

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when it has been threw deep water and then sets in freezing weather, the right front wheel locks up, can get it loose by putting it in four wheel to break it loose then off tot he trails but any idea where t look for the cause or the leak that is causing it to lock up must be getting water in somewhere on the break drum i think that it shouldnt.. any help would be appreciated..

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I have 2 machines that do this after they sit for awhile. Even above freezing. I hit the face of the wheel with a hammer or large rock to loosen it up. I think it does have to do with water and not just from the ride. I pressure wash pretty aggressively after riding and spray the inner wheels. I probably should ride them around a bit before parking them, but usually just put away wet. Suzuki engineered sealing the wheels poorly so water will get in. I run them with the drain plugs removed because I want to be sure the water gets out. I also fear water being trapped in there when it does freeze. I dont have an answer to this yet and probably wont because I plan on phasing my older machines out.

Suggest pulling the wheel hubs off and make sure all his clean and the braking system is working right. Change the pads if you havent in awhile.

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well i got the symptoms from the frozen frnt tire, took and used the hammer trick to free it up and then proceeded to take the wheel off and saw the area where trouble began.. but in the process found a seal on the wheel that appeared to be filled with grease as i was cleaning it out.. had some thin shreds of rubber in the center of the gasket towards the backing plate and under that it appeared to have a heavy grease either prefilled or maybe it was just hand applied any ideas as to what that was from or if the gasket is filled with grease.. thanks for any info on this..

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If you are talking about the brake drum periphery seal, I dont see anything in the manual about greasing it. The only source of grease in there would be from your wheel bearing area.

I know some Honda models have a drum seal designed to be filled with grease for the purpose of sealing water out and it works well. Perhaps someone thought it try this on yours or you have an after market seal or one for a different wheeler on here. If you dont have evidence of water contamination, then it might be working.

Is there any grease on the brake drum surface or shoes? If not, Id say re-grease it as you found it.

The shreds of rubber is normal wear as it spins in contact with the brake panel. If it looks excessive, replace it.

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