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I recently noticed that when I move (seated or standing) my bike without it running I hear a slight friction sound coming from my front brake and rotor. Is this normal or does it mean its time for a pad change? The bike only has a lil over 4500 miles on it. Again, it don't sound bad just a slight metal on metal sound.
 

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jskzes said:
I recently noticed that when I move (seated or standing) my bike without it running I hear a slight friction sound coming from my front brake and rotor. Is this normal or does it mean its time for a pad change? The bike only has a lil over 4500 miles on it. Again, it don't sound bad just a slight metal on metal sound.
You can check the breaks by looking under them ,Most of the time you won't here any thing if the breaks are failing or Low ,Most of the time ,I waited a little to long to do mines and had Deep scrapes on the Rotors, No Problem you just need a Flat Palm Sander ,Do both Sides of the Rotors, This is suppose to be done anyway Prior to installing Break Pads,Only if the Surface is uneven.

in some cases, May need Cleaning.

Elliott,
 

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Hard to tell. Might have some debris on the pad surface? (Thinking about my mountain bike caliper brakes)
I believe the pads have grooves cast in them, as wear indicators.
First check for worn pads.
Might have to pull the front wheel off and inspect the pads. Not a hard job- if you can prop the CS on some lumber so the tire will clear the fender :)
 

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Make sure!! you Prop it on the right Spot, or the plastic will Co lapse in on it self, it happend to me once, or Twice, :(

Elliott,
 

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front brakes are grooved for wear inspection. can be done with bike on side stand if your head is flat enough, on center stand for sure, if you want to look at surface of pads, check the bkb for tire removal, no worry about collapsing anything except some alumininiminiminimu refreshment containers in a manly fashion while the femacular partner looks on in awe at your studliness
 

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mikeyMarine said:
front brakes are grooved for wear inspection. can be done with bike on side stand if your head is flat enough, on center stand for sure, if you want to look at surface of pads, check the bkb for tire removal, no worry about collapsing anything except some alumininiminiminimu refreshment containers in a manly fashion while the femacular partner looks on in awe at your studliness
Mikey...........You always have something "non-contributory" to add to the discussions..........Hahahahahahahahaha.....Keep it up! :thumbup: :thumbup:

AND.......BTW..when are you getting another ride.??????? "SOMEDAY" has already come & gone..................
 

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which part was non contributary :? ? the groove in the brakes ? or the other :cheers:
 
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