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04-22-2013, 05:02 AM,
#1
FRONT DISC SCRAPING NOISE
Heres one for you...
I have a question about my front steering feeling a lil squirrely. I did something like this before but then i got to thinking i should probably run this by you guys and get some feedback,,,why not, right?

OK, so i notice when i'm going down the road slowly enough to simulate a very small movement of a side to side S pattern while listening to my frt. rotor/disc brake and i hear it making contact OR scrapping when i move it back and forth. The disc is true and tight. I'm not really sure it should but it could be normal? or maybe its just the pads shifting alil? otherwise could that wheel bearing be loose or bad? I do feel like there is some kinda play in my steering but since since i'm still new to this bike i don't know enough about it yet. any help here? thanks in advance!
Also feel free to ask me more on this if i didn't explain it too well.
"Cruising a 2007 six5zero V'Star Classic in the city of Lost Angels"
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04-22-2013, 09:48 AM,
#2
Re: FRONT DISC SCRAPING NOISE
Hmm.. good question. I got this same noise issue. Changed rotors, pads last year but noise stays. Mechanic says it's normal but bothers me.
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04-22-2013, 10:44 PM,
#3
RE: FRONT DISC SCRAPING NOISE
The easiest solution is to turn up the radio so you can't hear it. Then the problem goes away.

Seems like a wheel bearing might be the culprit. Of course when you say you feel like the steering is loose what do you mean there? Could be the pads shifting.
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04-23-2013, 01:00 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-23-2013, 01:06 AM by Mr RCOM.)
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RE: FRONT DISC SCRAPING NOISE
I think after awhile you could notice a localized groove either on the pads or the rotor if something was dragging and scraping.

Id say remove your caliper and raise the front wheel off the ground and hold the tire at 12 o'clock and 6. Then try to shake the tire. Do it again at 3 and 9....well maybe not there cause youd probly just end up turning the bar... but anyways try and shake it and feel if theres some play in the bearing. Thats what id do

Is it a constant noise? Is it high pitched or low pitched?

And the play in the steering. Do you mean like maybe the bolt where the triple tree is connected to the frame is loose?

Or like if youre riding and your holding the bar as straight as posible but the bike tries to go right or left?
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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04-23-2013, 03:52 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-23-2013, 03:59 AM by rudyjoe.)
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RE: FRONT DISC SCRAPING NOISE
(04-22-2013, 10:44 PM)Matt Wrote: The easiest solution is to turn up the radio so you can't hear it. Then the problem goes away.

Seems like a wheel bearing might be the culprit. Of course when you say you feel like the steering is loose what do you mean there? Could be the pads shifting.

Do the pads do that? i could see that. as for steering being loose...it just feels too easy to move without the slightest resistance. when i pull in the clutch lever when i shift quickly the bars/frt. end jerks slightly in the direction i'm pulling (left). does that make any sense?

(04-23-2013, 01:00 AM)Mr RCOM Wrote: I think after awhile you could notice a localized groove either on the pads or the rotor if something was dragging and scraping.

Id say remove your caliper and raise the front wheel off the ground and hold the tire at 12 o'clock and 6. Then try to shake the tire. Do it again at 3 and 9....well maybe not there cause youd probly just end up turning the bar... but anyways try and shake it and feel if theres some play in the bearing. Thats what id do

Is it a constant noise? Is it high pitched or low pitched?

And the play in the steering. Do you mean like maybe the bolt where the triple tree is connected to the frame is loose?

Or like if youre riding and your holding the bar as straight as posible but the bike tries to go right or left?

I'll try that. no constant noise, not hi/lo only when i move the bike slightly left to right a few times while going slow do i hear the "pads scrapping"
i like to ck. that triple tree bolt, the ones under it to ck. No it doesn't drift or pull left or right this way. Man its just hard to explain, but i did get some thoughts on this anyway...thanks
"Cruising a 2007 six5zero V'Star Classic in the city of Lost Angels"
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04-23-2013, 04:04 AM,
#6
RE: FRONT DISC SCRAPING NOISE
....oh

Dude youre just too damn strong. Lol.

You could check your manual and see the torque spec for the nut on the frame/triple tree. If thats good then its what i said above lol
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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04-24-2013, 01:26 AM,
#7
RE: FRONT DISC SCRAPING NOISE
if I read this right the noise is only there when you lean the bike?
if wheel bearings are good and everything is tight, and you can't feel anything wrong. I would think it is just the pads touching the disc, there is nothing really holding the pads away from the disc. So it is possible that if you lean the bike right the left hand or top pads 'fall' against the disc creating a slight scrapping noise, which would be normal and nothing to worry about
Jmck
Two wheels moves me body and soul Cool
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04-24-2013, 05:24 AM,
#8
RE: FRONT DISC SCRAPING NOISE
(04-23-2013, 04:04 AM)Mr RCOM Wrote: ....oh

Dude youre just too damn strong. Lol.

You could check your manual and see the torque spec for the nut on the frame/triple tree. If thats good then its what i said above lol

Why i think your right! its not the bike - its ME!! lOl
"Cruising a 2007 six5zero V'Star Classic in the city of Lost Angels"
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