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I have a 2007 Harley Super Glide, my front breaks are constantly rubbing on the rotor, could they be on to tight??

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Noise in front wheel area Harley Davidson Forums
1) Does the noise stop, change, dissipate when you apply the brakes?

2) Does the noise increase with tire revolution and/or engine RPMs? If so, which one? Tire or engine RPMs?

3) Does the sound change during cornering?

Can't hear it at speed? Be careful and disengage the clutch at 'speed' to listen for it.

If I were a betting man (I'm not) I'd say it's either a rotor or a brake pad. The rotor could be warped, the brake pad could be improperly installed. Or it could be that what you're hearing is the drilled rotors that you're not used to. I assume you have drilled rotors. Not familiar with your bike.

Another (very) possible scenario is an out-of-round tire or a separted ply on the tire. If so, that can get dangerous. Be careful.

If possible, lift the bike and turn the front wheel by hand. See if you can pin down the noise. If you can't, steady your hand on something and hold the end of screw driver (or anything that's straight) about a 1/4" from the tire tread and see if it's out of round while someone else turns the tire. This can also show a separated ply. Usually.

As always, be careful.

Posted on Apr 12, 2015

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    Keith Kozlin Apr 13, 2015

    before I start the bike I roll it out the garage and I can hear the front break pads rubbibg on the rotor and when I go faster the noise gets louder, this is my first bike and am not sure if this is normal.....

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First secure the bike on a lift. disconnect battery.remove standard footpeg.Remove standard shifter. Remove all allen head bolts from outer primary cover. Some bolts are longer so keep track of where they go.Two bolts on the primary inspection cover also hold the outer to the inner primary case, so remove the cover.Now remove the outer primary case.The clutch,primary chain,adjuster, and compensating sprocket must be reoved as a single unit.Once you have done this take a rag and grasp the rotor and slide it off of the main engine shaft.Unplug the stator and remove the set screws holding it in place.Reverse procedure to install new stator.

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