brake squel

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by PaPa T, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. PaPa T

    PaPa T Active Member

    Just changed front tire, tube and rim band due to a flat during winter. After carefully put it all back together and aligned. Now all of a sudden I have a real bad squel coming only when I am backing up the bike. Have no drag on it going forward and brakes work great. The sound is only backing up and applying the front brakes softly does not help. This is on a 09 Heritage. Any suggestions
    PaPa T
  2. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

    I have found a couple of dabs tooth paste on rotor both sides takes off the shine & stops the squeal, why it started after tire removel i cant say.
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    Did the retainer spring get out of position when you but the wheel back on?
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    It wouldnt take much to have a mis aligned caliper after wheel removal, try taking the caliper off scuff the pads with some sand paper clean the pads with hot soapy water rinse let dry and reassemble and torque