UPDATE to "clicking" when applying hand brake.

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Rafaelw, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Rafaelw

    Rafaelw Member

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    Got my bike back from dealership , they told me the "clicking" is normal , that's it's the brake switch , and they often make that noise,,,,,,, hmmmmmm, . We'll I told them it never did it before. Normal was the answer. Does anyone else agree with this? They did replace the master cylinder top and gasket, because it was leaking a bit. I guess maybe I'm not used to all the sounds Harleys make yet.
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  2. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    I have had 4 Harley's with brake switches and never heard a click.So Your bike makes a click when You pull the brake lever every time?It is a momentary contact switch and some do click.I just went in the garage and pulled My brake lever on My 2014 and I hear no noise.Makes Me think You should try another Dealer,bike is under warranty and Dealer makes money doing warranty work.
    Go give Hal's a try!
     
  3. Rafaelw

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    Hartoo, I took it to Hal's.... Doesn't do it every single time , but almost . It won't happen if I just pull it, I have to be driving, then when I apply it the 1st time, it clicks.
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  4. Harttoo

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    That is likely not the brake switch.Clicking would have to do with brake pads.I replaced pads on My 2012 3 times because brakes always squeaked from new.I would get a clicking noise when braking in the front when brake pads were mis-aligned.Look at the pads colsely.Are they wearing unevenly front to back?
    Remember that brake pads are a wear item and You may have a hard time getting them replaced under warranty.
     
  5. Rafaelw

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    I'll check the break pads out .
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  6. Rafaelw

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    Harttoo, break pads are fine. They told me it was nothing to worry about,, so I don't know.
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  7. Harttoo

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    Clicking may stop as they wear.:)