fronts brake sounds

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 9erfan, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. 9erfan

    9erfan New Member

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    While on a ride today i noticed a sound (buzz) everytime I squezed on the lever. The sound comes from the caliper. The sound goes away as the bike comes to slow speed almost at a stop. Again not a grinding nor leak just a buzz sound. Anyone know what it could be.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Quite possibly the holes in the rotor make the sound as the pads rub, and the forks twist slightly. My single disc Sportster did it all the time. My Dual disc Dyna and E.Glide do not.
     
  3. Hoople

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    What Breeze said. Mine do the same...

    As long as you have good braking action I would say your Ok...
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    How much brake pad material is left?
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Seems the floating rotors do this too:s
     
  6. JPHOG

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    i have a 2009 heritage classic it also makes the same noise when i apply the front brake but they seem to work great.
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    The slots cause a slight whirring sound, but when you have floating disc rotors, the buzz is more pronounced as the "rivets" click as they allow the disc to float. Love that sound, 1st noticed on my Katana sportbike way back when!
     
  8. David_ATX_FatBoy

    David_ATX_FatBoy Member

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    Folks, I appreciate the input on this; been noticing the same sound on my 2000 Fat Boy.

    Glad to know it's nothing major.

    David