Originally Posted by Andreja
Could anybody tell me how to inspect brakes? I bought used front brake rotor and new front/rear brake pads. There is no leaking, I cannot tell if the pistons are working well, the rear one has much more stroke than front. I don't know to inspect the "rubber" parts. Hoses are in good condition but I think I'll buy a new armored hose and change brake oil.
Sorry for my crappy English, I hope you can understand me :)
Usually it's just the fluid and air that's in it that makes the brakes not work as they should. You can begin by flushing the old brake fluid and putting fresh fluid in, and make sure it's bled properly. If that doesn't take care of it then you might need to take the caliper off, take it apart and inspect it.