Brake rotor friction

Erik Weber yoober at gmail.com
Sun Jun 24 18:09:04 PDT 2007


Thanks Randy. I got through the weekend OK but they are still making
the same amount of noise so I will give it a try.

Erik

On 6/24/07, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net> wrote:
> Eric,
> 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 earthlink.net> 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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