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I have had the brake pads replaced recently and the brake fluid replaced. The brake pads are in contact with the rotors and have a constant scrapping sound. Is this normal? How do you adjust the brakes so that the pads are not in contact with the rotors? Also there is absolutely no play in the front brake hand lever. And almost no play in the rear brake pedal.

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To answer your question, Yes, this is normal and there is no adjustment in any disc brake system to stop this. In a disc brake system, the pads are supposed to ride against the rotor all the time with a light force. This is to keep the rotor clean and dry at all times. That's why disc brakes are so good in rainy weather where the old drum brakes would get water in them and then you had nearly no brakes at all.

Now, when you had your brakes done, you probably asked for the "best" brake pads available. These would be sintered metal brake pads. Due to their composition, they will be a bit more noisey than than the standard "organic compound" pads. Most people get used to it or put up with the noise to get the better braking. Not only are they noisey, they wear the rotors quicker as well. But, they provide the best braking of any pads on the market.

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I just purchased an 05' superglide w/ wideglide front end and had a problem with pulsing brakes and had the rotor checked and then replaced to stop this pulsing and it did but now I'm starting to hear shhhh........ sshhhhh...... sshhh...... sound from the brakes again but not pulsing yet ... is there any thing I can do to stop this from happening or I'll go broke buying rotors , Please help don't want to get a bad feeling about my 1st Harley

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