Question about 2007 Harley Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom
Front brake pad is worn significantly more on the front that the rear and only on one side. rear outer pad worn almost out, while inner pad is still ok
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Anonymous, your font brake caliper needs rebuilding, for more information on your question please visit the websites below and good luck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDfNb_9YkcI
How to Replace the Brake Pads on 2008 Harley Davidson Road Glide
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there is 2 bolts on the caliper take them off and there are pad pins that need to be taken out.. inside the caliper there is a metal clip where the pad sits in.. put them in the same way they came out once you start its pretty self explainatory.. you should not have to blead them
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
Has the bike been lowered? If so, this decreases the clearance at the top side of the belt where it goes behind the inner primary cover. Also there may be a belt guard rubbing somewhere. Remove the belt guards and use a flashlight to look for something rubbing.
When you replace the belt, you'll be able to see anything that might be rubbing the belt. Usually there is a noise associated with something rubbing the belt. If you hear a noise, determine what the bike is doing when you hear it. Is it going up or down after hitting a bump or something? Do you only hear the noise when you've got a passenger on the bike?
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
What you describe is normal for a Harley. It's aggravating as hell, but short of swapping the brake system it's an issue you learn to ignore.
Posted on May 06, 2010
Usually when a brake squeals it's because someone has gotten wax or something on the rotor. The only way to stop the squeal is to install new pads and clean the rotor with brake cleaner prior to installing the new pads. Sometimes you even have to "break the glaze" on the rotor.
You can try taking the pads out and sanding them real good. Then do the stuff I said to do above. Might work.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
I have read and re-read your problem and I keep going back to the "spongy" feel, which strongly suggests air in the lines.
Make sure you have no brake fluid leaking anywhere, especially in the "tee" where your brake line splits to feed both calipers.
Even the smallest leak will allow air to be introduced.
If you are absolutely certain that you have no air in the lines, the most likely problem is one or both caliper pistons are worn and allowing fluid to leak by under pressure.
I recommend replacing the calipers- If you rebuild them, the slightest mistake honing the cylinders will result in your needing to replace anyway.
HD parts can be very expensive, so I suggest you check out Tedds in Newburgh, NY: They have a huge selection and prices are reasonable. You will need to google it because this site keeps dropping me when I try and post the link- world wide web dot vtwinmfg dot com
If you have ever watched American Chopper (love 'em or hate 'em), this is where the Tuthills get allot of their parts. They will send you a HUGE catalog for free.
Good Luck! FYI my first street HD was a 1980 Sportster.
Posted on Feb 10, 2011
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