Question about 2005 Triumph Rocket III
My brake pads are "dragging" on the rotor. I've got a clicking sound coming from the caliper area.of the rear brake. The rotor is of course getting extremely hot. I've replaced the pads, fluid (including thorough bleeding of the system) and deglazed the rotor. Doesn't make this noise on center stand, only when I roll it on the shop floor or riding at low speed can I hear it.
Check out properly there will be a small burr on the part of the caliper that on which the pad tabs slide across. when you pull the lever it would load up pressure behind the pad that was stuck on the burr then it made a clicky/tingy sort of noise as it sprung past it. check out carefully and listen the click in the lever
it can be fixed by removing the pads and smoothing off the surface with a flathead screwdriver.that will help.
--------------- another reason could be the thread in the caliper would been destroyed and the umbreako holding the caliper to the frame will only be grabing onto about 1 and a half turns of thread.and this makes noise when caliper is there.and noise goes when caliper removed. --------------------- to reset the distance of the pads to the rotor so they don't have to move so far - "Pull off the wheel and insert a clean piece of metal or plastic slightly thinner than your brake disc in between the disc pads, squeez the lever and reinstall your wheel. If you can't find a spacer try squeezing the lever slightly. The object is to get the rubber seals that retract the pads to move a closer to the rotor. This moves the levers engagement point further outboard. If the brakes drag after your adjustments, simply remove the wheels and pry the pads a part with a clean flat flat head screw driver. Pump the levers with the wheels in place to reset the pads and try once more. The idea is to trick the XTR into engaging earlier, reducing the levers distance before pad contact."
-------------------- I think because the pads were having to move a fair distance further in to grab the rotors, that was contributing to the pads sticking to the grooves and creating the clicking sound as it moved past.-
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Posted on May 30, 2009
The next thing I would check is the rear wheel bearings. Pull the rear wheel and have a look at them. See if you have any lateral movement at the wheel when you put the bike in the air and attempt to rock the wheel from side to side, attempting both top/bottom movement and side to side by gripping the front and the rear of wheel.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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