Front brake pulsing

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by 2006FXDCI, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. 2006FXDCI

    2006FXDCI Active Member

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    I took my bike to the shop that is building my engine last week and noticed when I applied my front brake it was pulsing pretty bad. Any suggestions on a fix? I want to correct it as soon as I get my ride back. Thanks
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    check the front rotor for warpage
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Time to think about new rotors. Some will try to straighten them using a dial indicator. Floating rotors are a nice touch. They shed heat well and that helps against warpage.
     
  4. McQueen1963

    McQueen1963 Active Member

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    Same problem with my 2005 Heritage I had to replace the rotor. There is no other solution
     
  5. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    I vote for a rotor replacement also. Floating rotors are a good idea, especially when it is very hot and downhill!!
     
  6. The4opps1

    The4opps1 Junior Member

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    Had the same problem with my '99 Ultra. Replaced the rotors, and while I was at it, redid the bearings and the brake pads. The new rotors eliminated the problem. Like my old one's, your's are probably warped....
     
  7. 2006FXDCI

    2006FXDCI Active Member

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    Thanks for the info everyone, I am gonna get a set of floating rotors from hog pro so I have the when I get my bike back from the garage. Should I get new rotor mounting hardware also?
     
  8. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    It is recommended to replace fastners.
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yes get new rotor bolts