Welcome back to us :/ Our hosts data center was down for the entire day.
MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Technical > How To's and Q & A's
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 01-04-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
Smart Shark
The Prodigal 250 Rider
 
Smart Shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Alief
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,241

Experience: 1 year
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
2006 Honda CBR600RR (RIP)
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R (RIP)







Front brake problem? Grooves in rotor?

Today, I noticed some grooving on my front brake rotor. Ever since I laid it down, I've been suspicious of something being wrong with my front brake.. However, they seem to work fine. Sometimes, though, I notice it sounds like the pads are touching the rotor, although I'm not applying the brakes. Like, when rolling the bike backward, and SOME times when riding.

I'm lost. I also don't think my motor sounds right... I might just take it up to Motorcycles Unlimited and tell them to check it out.
__________________
Maybe, some day, one of my vehicles will work properly.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thayleal View Post
Hmmm the prodigal 250 rider returns...
Smart Shark is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front brake problem jb8223 General Discussion (Moto Related) 40 09-16-2014 06:00 AM
HALP! Front brake problem. CBR600 F4 _BLKCBR_ How To's and Q & A's 7 06-18-2011 03:59 PM
front brake rotor Totten_86 General Discussion (Moto Related) 14 08-21-2010 06:22 PM
worst brake rotor EVER urbanXJ Off Topic 24 07-20-2010 11:38 PM
Brake Rotor/Disc gsxrjai General Discussion (Moto Related) 22 06-13-2009 04:21 PM
Advertisement
Old 01-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
urbanXJ
erect engorged member
 
urbanXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16,523

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Versys









Is that a rant or a question?

a little groving in the rotor is normal.

Run it till you get some new gasoline, change the oil, filter, and air filter and plugs.

Maybe bleed the old brake fluid out for fresh and inspect for pad thickness.

You can also just put the front up on a stand and turn it by hand. it should spin fairly easy. A little noise when backing down a hill is normal for me (not an expert).
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gixxerbill View Post
"... I say the govt puts something in the water that sterilizes all women..."
urbanXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
Schmidie
d(^v^)b
 
Schmidie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingwood, TX
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 1,865

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2009 Kawi ZX6R (Hybernating)




Member Garage


Quote:
Originally Posted by Smart Shark View Post
Today, I noticed some grooving on my front brake rotor. Ever since I laid it down, I've been suspicious of something being wrong with my front brake.. However, they seem to work fine. Sometimes, though, I notice it sounds like the pads are touching the rotor, although I'm not applying the brakes. Like, when rolling the bike backward, and SOME times when riding.

I'm lost. I also don't think my motor sounds right... I might just take it up to Motorcycles Unlimited and tell them to check it out.
bro thats normal. mine does that too.
Schmidie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
ArtistMarty
Senior Member
 
ArtistMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,064

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2009 zx10rse









pull your caliper off , clean/inspect, slightly sand pads, clean/sand rotor, reinstall...

maybe some trash got caught in the pads when you dumped it.
ArtistMarty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
Joshua42007
Senior Member
 
Joshua42007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 3,627

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
06' GSX-R 1000









Quote:
Originally Posted by ArtistMarty View Post
pull your caliper off , clean/inspect, slightly sand pads, clean/sand rotor, reinstall...

maybe some trash got caught in the pads when you dumped it.
^ This

I had the same problem with my rear brake sticking.

I took everything apart and cleaned the caliper piston with some Simple Green (A few peeps on here had recommended.) It worked great, looked new, and after flushing the old brake fluid out and replacing with new, they work flawlessly.
Joshua42007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
Smart Shark
The Prodigal 250 Rider
 
Smart Shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Alief
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,241

Experience: 1 year
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
2006 Honda CBR600RR (RIP)
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R (RIP)







Quote:
Originally Posted by urbanXJ View Post
Is that a rant or a question?

a little groving in the rotor is normal.

Run it till you get some new gasoline, change the oil, filter, and air filter and plugs.

Maybe bleed the old brake fluid out for fresh and inspect for pad thickness.

You can also just put the front up on a stand and turn it by hand. it should spin fairly easy. A little noise when backing down a hill is normal for me (not an expert).
Pahaha sorry, it was a little of both. Mostly question though.

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I'm less worried about that now.
__________________
Maybe, some day, one of my vehicles will work properly.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thayleal View Post
Hmmm the prodigal 250 rider returns...
Smart Shark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 02:47 AM   #7
camaroz2866
Senior Member
 
camaroz2866's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 4,142

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2008 cbr1000rr









Like you stated I would bring it to a professional to have it checked out properly. It could be warped, bent, out of round, sticking caliper ect....

Some people....
__________________
2008 cbr1000rr , 95 camaro z28, 2007gsxr750, 2003 busa le,99 r1,
97 gsxr 600(shrad)sold2005 r6 (sold)2001 camaro ss(sold),98 r1(sold), 00 f4(sold), ninja 250(sold),01 r6(sold)
camaroz2866 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy