EGlide bounce

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by wardch, May 4, 2011.

  1. wardch

    wardch Member

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    Hello, I hope someone can help or point me the right direction. if this question is answered some where in the forum, I'm sorry i couldn't find . My 98 FLHTI has a problem with brakes or forks . Whenever the front brake is applied the forks bounce up and down the brakes work,but the forks bounce. I went to a local HD dealer new tire new fork oil 15 wt and bumped frt air PSI to 15lbs. No difference went back well they all kinda do that So next I will bleed front brakes probably wont help,but at least its fresh fluids Thank you all for this forum
    Wardch:small3d028:
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Check your rotors for runout:s
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Wardch. Jack's advice is a great place to start. My comment is dealers that say "they all do that" is a place to avoid. It's a sign of a hi volume, parts changing shop.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Fowler 72-520-730 Disc and Rotor / Ball Joint Gage this is a very handy set up, I have one similar. You can clamp it on almost any where and use it on your cars and for checking end play on shafts and bearings:s
     
  5. wardch

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    No the brakes stop quickly if I can manage to keep the lever pulled in the forks bounce like I'm riding a pogo stick Hey to all thanks for such a quick reply
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Even though your brakes are stopping you the problem your describing could still be warped rotors. This problem only starts when you apply the brakes. I would think that any dealer or service dept would have taken the bike for a test ride.
     
  7. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    If your brakes were SMoooooooth you would only Dive once and NOT go up and down....

    that is My take on it... I'd go with the suggested Rotor Ck.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  8. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    Post from Glider about warped rotors.

    Warped Rotor - Harley Davidson Community
    (Click on "Warped Rotors" middle of top page if picture doesn't show up)

    Also a bunch of info if you search "pulsating brake". Read a few posts and they also talked about bouncing like a po-go stick as well. Search it.
    Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  9. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    check for some foreign material on the rotor/s maybe silicone or something(maybe pledge over spray, just kidding Glider.):D
     
  10. IBA Harley

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    +1 WARPED. That's exactly the problem... first place I'd look. Don't ask how I know. :)