Brakes Checklist


On older front drum brakes check that brake linings are well bonded otherwise repair/replace
 
On rear drum brakes check to make sure brake linings are well bonded - otherwise repair/replace

Check to make sure brake drums are not rusty and are clean and smooth

Make sure brake shoe pivot points operate freely

On front disc brakes check to make sure rotor is not warped and it is securely attached to wheel

Replace all hydraulic brake fluid make sure all brake lines are good and not cracked/rotten/leaking

Bleed all air out of disc brake systems make sure the brake lever does not feel spongy/soft
 
Make sure brake caliper piston is free and it moves in/out freely rebuild caliper if needed

Check brake pad thickness/shape replace if worn too badly

Rebuild master cylinder on handlebar if needed

Make sure all banjo bolts are tightened and there are no fluid or air leaks in the system