Heeellllpppp!!!! 3rd post, and its a gooder. I have a 2002 FLSTCI, and I bought it used. I also bought it without riding it. Didnt have my licence, nor had I ridden I bike when I went to look at it. Made sure it had all the records, etc. Here is the problem---- When I come to a stop, and I am in 3rd or 2nd gear, if I pull in the clutch as I start to brake, and use the front brake, it is all good. If I do the same as above, and use the rear brake for a little more stopping power, I get a grinding sound. The pads are new. They have been replaced in the last year. I think the previous owner thought it was brake related, because in 15000 miles, he has replaced the rear brakes twice.... If I start braking and use the front and rear as above, and then pull in the clutch, I dont get that noise... I dont think it is the brakes, I do think it is something in the transmission. I did drain the transmission oil after a ride, and only oil came out. Not a bit of metal... It sounds like when the rear brake is used, it causes something to partially engage in the transmission....If I use the front only, I dont get the sound.... I am wondering if it is something like a shift fork, or ??? Any thoughts?