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Old 08-18-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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wierd noise from front of bike..... kind freaks me out.

thinking it might be warped rotors tapping the pad but might be bearings?

hear it more at slower speeds
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Could be your pads on the rotors and be normal, or could be that your pads are worn, or rotors are warped. Worst case could be bearings, but unlikely.

Get your wheel up in the air and spin it (use a front stand or bike jack). Listen for where the sound is coming from.

If you can't do that, take your calipers off and tie them out of the way. Ride your bike VERY, VERY slowly to see if the sound is gone (make sure your back brake works well and that you don't go more than like 5mph, I would even stay off the street if possible, even if it's in front of your house).

Best way is to get the front wheel off the ground though- I'm sure someone has a front stand by you.

Inspect the pads regardless of your lifting capabilities- make sure your pads aren't worn.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:29 AM   #3
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i just replaced the pads thinking it was them due to they were at almost metal.
i dont have a stand to prop it up with could i use jack stands?

if not how much is Honda to take a look at it?
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i would but he is way on the other side of town... im in pasadena and hondas is like a block away.
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i would but he is way on the other side of town... im in pasadena and hondas is like a block away.
oh. Well, they'll probably charge you just to look at it and find the problem. There was a thread a while back about a guy taking his bike to a shop and it was going to cost him a fortune just for them to take it apart and see what was wrong with it. I would borrow a stand and try to check it myself first.
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funny, I had a 88 gsxr 750(like the 90 in your avtar) and I now have a 03 600rr...

Bring it by, im just south of you,
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give me an addy and ill see if i can swing my soon think im off work wed.
or if you get around in my area i work at NTB on fairmont in pasadena
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Motorcycles Unlimited will check it out for free, but I hear you on the distance thing...

Get the wheel up in the air a bit (go to Chris' house, he has a front stand) and spin the wheel and listen.

If you just put new pads on, it's probably the pads dragging a bit. Bleeding/ flushing the brakes with fresh fluid may do the trick. It could be warped rotors though, which would not be unusual if you have a lot of miles on the bike.
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problem was the chain

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problem was the chain

Thanks Sunny
On the front wheel?

Glad you got it taken care of.
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dude sound travels......

and better for me to have it checked then roll down the road and have something mess up and take a dirt nap
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dude sound travels......

and better for me to have it checked then roll down the road and have something mess up and take a dirt nap
Absolutely, wouldn't suggest anything different. Glad you got it handled
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