Brake rotor friction

Randy Grein randygrein at
Sun Jun 24 06:57:51 PDT 2007

I've had a lot of variance when changing wheels. What seems to help  
is to put the bike back on the stands, loosen the caliper bolts and  
tap the brake lever several times while spinning the wheel. Then  
apply the brake lever and hold it while tightening the caliper bolts.  
This seems to get the calipers seated more exactly; may or may not  
help with your noise problem.
Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Jun 23, 2007, at 6:35 PM, Erik Weber wrote:

> Well, that makes me feel slightly better. :) But it bothers me that
> all I did was take the wheels off and have new tires mounted and they
> got worse. I was wondering if something could stop them from releasing
> 100%.
> On 6/23/07, Ernest Montague <afm199 at> wrote:
>> dunno but they are scrapy ass loud pads for sure.
>> On Jun 23, 2007, at 4:52 PM, Erik Weber wrote:
>> > I have a 2001 SV650S. I have the RJLs on the front, and they are
>> > probably thicker than normal, so I never thought too much about the
>> > fact that they scrape a little on the rotors and there is some  
>> sound
>> > there (with no brake lever pressure). Since the bike will still do
>> > around 130 I figured how much could it matter and it keeps the  
>> rotors
>> > clean. :) Today I had the wheels off and now after I have put them
>> > back on, they are scraping a lot more, to the point where when I'm
>> > coasting someone is going to notice it. I did some laps and it  
>> was OK
>> > but what is wrong?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Erik
>> >

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