Question about 2008 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide
Disc "squeal" is almost always caused by vibration between metal parts of the brake system - usually between the brake pad backing and the caliper piston, and between the pads and the pins that hold them to the caliper. The majority of people think that the sound is a result of the pads rubbing against the rotor, but this is rarely the case.
Buy a good anti disc pad grease from auto parts store and apply the the edge of the caliper piston and the back of the brake pad - also place lubricant on the pins and where they make contact to the pads. don't go crazy, because excess could get on the rotor and cause braking problems. Keep the rotor and pad surfaces as clean as possible - if you get grease on them, spray a good cleaner such as brake clean to remove the dirt/grease from the pad and rotor.
Put it all back together, and you should be good to go. This fix has worked perfectly on many bikes over the years.
Posted on Jan 08, 2011
If you have a "squeal" when you apply the brakes, spray the anti-squeal spray on the rotor. If the brakes are "squeaking" when you go down the road, it's probably the caliper moving side to side on the pins. Remove the pins and apply synthetic brake grease on the pins.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
Hi, Tom I spray the back of the pads if the spray is sticky and chamfer the leading edges of the pads at a 45 degree angle for more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below and for more specific information or questions at no charge please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Posted on Sep 06, 2016
Take off the pads and sand them down a little,
Posted on Mar 04, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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