Brake rotor friction

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Sun Jun 24 20:34:15 PDT 2007


Let me know how it works, or if I'm just blowing air.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Jun 24, 2007, at 6:09 PM, Erik Weber wrote:

> 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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