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ranger 3
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Brakes

Postby ranger 3 » Fri May 08, 2015 1:54 pm



I put new pads on the front of my trike and when I go to stop slowly they squeal, is there some way to stop this?



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Re: Brakes

Postby harvey01 » Fri May 08, 2015 4:03 pm

If they are Honda pads I would go looking for something installed wrong. I use only stock pads and never had noise or a problem.

If they are aftermarket such as EBC, could be the pads!
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ranger 3
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Re: Brakes

Postby ranger 3 » Fri May 08, 2015 5:25 pm

Thanks, I bought them at a motorcycle shop and the old ones did the same thing. On the Lehman trike the foot brake also controls the front so when you put the foot brake on lightly that is when the squeal or just using the front brake lightly.

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Re: Brakes

Postby Ghostman » Sat May 09, 2015 11:58 am

Maybe these might help.
http://www.ridersrally.org/bb3kit/phpBB ... w=previous
http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthre ... ce-Questio
On the earlier wings the caliper clearance was a needed check. If you didnt set it they would squeal when braking making it sound like the pads and eventually you could start to see the wear on the bracket where it came in contact with the rotor.

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Re: Brakes

Postby ranger 3 » Sat May 09, 2015 8:22 pm

Ghostman, can you explain this better. Check the clearance between the brake disc and the caliper bracket on each side after installation
Do you mean between the rotor and the pad, I don't have a manual.
Thanks

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Re: Brakes

Postby Ghostman » Sat May 09, 2015 9:13 pm

Between the rotor and caliper bracket you have to set clearance usually on the left side. If you have an original tool kit for your bike youll find a small feeler guage. This guage is so you can check the clearance. But in all good faith between you doing the brakes and working on the driveshaft you really should get a factory manual to help yourself out. The internet is OK but a factory manual with pictures and explanations takes all the guesswork out. Theres a line on the left side of the axle that you align the forks with. Most of the time if you align it correctly youll have the right clearance.

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Re: Brakes

Postby ranger 3 » Sat May 09, 2015 9:17 pm

Thanks, I'll look at it tomorrow

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Re: Brakes

Postby Ghostman » Sun May 10, 2015 9:35 am

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/image/4528624

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Re: Brakes

Postby ranger 3 » Sun May 10, 2015 10:29 am

Thanks for taking the time to post a pic. I check it and I'm good there but I think I have a slightly warped rotor. When I turn the wheel it barely drags in one spot on the right side.
Thanks again




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