Brakes

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Grouse, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Grouse

    Grouse Member

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    Hi all...have a general weird question here...
    Have an 05 Sportster with ~ 6,000 miles on it.....coiulod I need new brakes already?
    Intermittent squeal from front brakes. Cleaning them usually gets rid of the squeal.

    Thanks
    jj
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    With 6K on the brakes, it's highly unlikely you need pads yet. The squealing is generally the result of a vibration of the pads. There are a few products that get applied to the back of the pad that will help dampen the sound. One is an adhesive backed foil product and the other is a liquid that is applied and left to dry and then reinstall the pads. They both dampen the vibrations and will generally quiet things down. A good cleaning of the pads and calipers will also help. Chamfer the edges of the pads while they are out too.

    Take a look here.

    http://www.hdtalking.com/chassis_suspension_brakes_and_front_end/1476-brake_caliper_maintenance.html

    http://www.hdtalking.com/chassis_suspension_brakes_and_front_end/936-brake_squeal.html
     
  3. Grouse

    Grouse Member

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    Thanks a bunch man.....helped out alot!!
    jj
     
  4. Fearless1

    Fearless1 Active Member

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    I have only had to replace my back pads in the last 30,000 miles front ones are still going strong.