Question about 2002 Harley Davidson FXDXT Dyna Super Glide T-sport

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Rattling front break but it still works fine

Hey, I own a 2008 Dyna Superglide. It have put 2100 miles on it since the end of August. Love the bike but I have a bunch of random questions. I am mechanically inclined, but only so far as my nervousness will allow me to go. I always feel I am going to screw something up, so I don't go any further than I know (which isn't much) but I want to learn as much as I can. My front brake, when applied makes a buzz sound, it is not a rattle. Sounds very much like a locust. It only makes that sound when I brake at speeds lower than 15 or 20 miles per hour. Also I put on a separate passenger pavillion seat for my girlfriend to sit on, however it seems that the bolt head are marring the clearcoat just enough each ride that i think it is going to be a problem. Any suggestions? I apologize if these are stupid questions I just want to have some wisdom behind what I am doing, and not just jump into this blindly.

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Here are my suggestions: Front Brake - not sure if that model has dual disc or just a single. Also, does that model have ABS, or did that start in '09? If it does have ABS, I suggest getting back to the Dealership pronto and getting that checked out and documented - just in case. Get the HD Factory Service Manual for your bike model and year, and go through the section on the front brake/front wheel installation (where ever it is found), and make sure that the front wheel is mounted correctly (I suggest with caliper (s) removed). After checking the front wheel mounting, clean the front rotor (s) with brake cleaner. Shield stuff with an old towel to keep the Brake Clean off it. Get the rotor (s) good and clean both sides. Inspect any holes or slots in the rotor (s) for burrs. The edges of any holes/slots should be sharp. Then remount caliper (s) making sure you lightly lube the mounting bolt shafts with a light lube - bearing grease is too heavy, I like a light moly. Pay attention to anything the book says about alignment of the caliper (s). Check that out. Seat - I cut and put some thin neoprene sheet (I think it is supposed to be to line tool box drawers - at least that is the other use I have for it) under the seat on the fender to protect it from the seat. The other option that is a bit more trouble, is to glue the material to the bottom of the seat in the offending areas.

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