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Brakes rubbing in neutral (or at least something making noise)


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In neutral if I push the bike I can hear the brakes rubbing or some sort of light grinding noise. It sounds like the brake dragging so I assume that is the culprit. Is this a normal function? Can it be adjusted without causing braking problems?

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Jim VonBaden

That isn't necessarily a problem. Disc brakes always touch the rotors lightly, and often make a slight noise.

 

Of course you should check your pads, and make sure your not binding, but I wouldn't worry if all you have is a little scuffing sound when pushing it.

 

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PS Where in VA are you? You could come over and I'll take a look if you like?

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That isn't necessarily a problem. Disc brakes always touch the rotors lightly, and often make a slight noise.

 

Of course you should check your pads, and make sure your not binding, but I wouldn't worry if all you have is a little scuffing sound when pushing it.

 

Jim cool.gif

 

PS Where in VA are you? You could come over and I'll take a look if you like?

 

Thanks Jim. I guess what I'm hearing is normal.

I am in Hanover County..Just north of Richmond.

I clicked on your link for the video you have made. It looks like you are a valuable resource on repairs. I hope you don't mind if I pick your brain from time to time...or maybe show up and say "HELP!!!" I am researching the 12k service and annual service now on my '04 1150RT. I am hoping to do it myself (or with a little help from a NOVA neighbor??) I have never done much mechanic work so am trying to learn, and gather tools. So it is just a slow process at this point. Anyway, thanks for the advise and hope to talk to you soon.

 

By the way, your private message box is full.

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If you can easily rotate the wheel when on the center stand and in neutral, but still hear a bit of a dragging sound, that's normal.

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Jim VonBaden

Anytime James. I am in Woodbridge, along 95 towards Richmond.

 

You might consider coming to one of our local tech days. go to www.bmwbmw.org and find the forum from there.

 

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