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I replaced my front brake pads today and noticed that the left side pads had twice as much wear as the right side pads :confused:

Shouldn't both calipers wear almost exactly the same?

I'm thinking that maybe the left side was rubbing the disc causing continuous wear, but if thats the case what do I do about it?

I have removed the calipers and cleaned them thoroughly with brake cleaner a few weeks back, but when I lift the front wheel and spin, it feels/sounds like the pads are rubbing ??? Is this normal?


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Motorcycle brakes are like automobile brakes. When you spin the wheel does it make an uneven sound like a warped disc or is it a constant sound like a sticky caliper. They will always touch the rotor when not being used, but if you can feel that one side is sticking then you should have the calipers rebuilt/replaced. I would also check the brake lines to see if they are bad. Squeeze the brake lever and check the lines for bulging.

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Ratsalad,

Have a dealer check to make sure your rotors have no run-out.

I took mine into a Honda cause the front brakes were dragging. I found the problem early and took it in to be fixed.

Anyway, one Honda dealer wanted to rebuild my calipers at like $50.00 an hour plus parts (the quote was like $230.00). When I went in to see what they found they said sign here and well fix it. I said NO WAY, the bike only has 8,000 miles.

I took it to the dealer where I bought it and in like 1/2 an hour they found the problem. The right rotor had run-out causing the left caliper to drag. Honda sent 2 new rotors next day air at no charge. :D



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And I didn't even consider (sp) this as the brakes stop just fine with no pulsing or anything.

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