Screeching Metallic Sound

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Bugswamy, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Bugswamy

    Bugswamy New Member

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    My 2001 883 Sportster Hugger suddenly developed a high pitched screeching metallic sound from the front wheel. Just can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Get the front end off the ground. Pull the caliper then spin wheel and listen to the wheel bearings.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Could be that the floating pad on the front brake has shifted out of place and is against the rotor all the time or the bearings have failed as has been said raise front wheel remove brake caliper and investigate

    Brian