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|Jul 23rd, 2009, 10:01 AM||#1|
Ride: 07 Night Train
Join Date: May 20th, 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Rear Wheel Noise
|Jul 23rd, 2009, 01:25 PM||#2|
Ride: '03 FLHTCUI (Ultra Classic)
Join Date: Apr 4th, 2008
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Re: Rear Wheel Noise
See if you can get your eyeball and a flashlight in to look at the pad thickness on the brakes (front and rear). Try to see both ends of each pad to make sure they seem pretty even. If either pad seems pretty worn down, OR if either seems "cocked" with most of the wear on one end (probably the leading edge), you need to pull that apart and figure out why. Most likely one of the pistons is jammed and the other is doing all the squeezing!
If all your pads look OK I would jack the rear of the bike up so that the tire is off the ground. It is a good idea if the front tire is up against an immoveable object like a wall. I would carefully start the engine and slowly ease out the clutch with the tranny in first or second. Then I would see if the sound can be isolated and identified. Let us know what you find.
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|Jul 23rd, 2009, 01:44 PM||#3|
Community Guru Wannabe
Ride: 2007 softail fxst
Join Date: Sep 12th, 2007
Re: Rear Wheel Noise
Are certain the noise is coming from the rear wheel and not the primary or something?
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