Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Ted
    Ted is offline
    Ted in real life
    Reputation: Ted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    227

    Learned a New Trick

    My '04 Louise FR disks were working great. Then I had to take the front wheel off. I pushed the pads back and let them readjust when I put the wheel back on but they rubbed a little bit. I tried it again with the same result. I tried different tensions on the QR and rotating the axel with no luck. The inner pad was too close and rubbed a little. Finally, I removed the wheel, pushed the pads back, and reinstalled. Then I put a business card between the inner pad and the rotor and pulled the lever a few times to readjust. This allowed the outer pad to contact the rotor with the inner pad a short distance away. Voila. No more rubbing. I think the caliper resistance is not quite the same on each side so when readjusting the inner it would contact the rotor and deflect it a little before the outer hit. This left the inner too close.

  2. #2
    Bodhisattva
    Reputation: The Squeaky Wheel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    9,584

    Yup. That happens...

    Occassionally one piston will get just a bit sticky for whatever reason and the pads have to be re-actuated.
    I've been doing a permutation of your trick for a few years. I push the rotor gently toward one piston and hold it there with my hand while I actuate the brake lever. Then I repeat on the other side. Then I take a close look at whichever piston is closer to the rotor, push the rotor to that side and repeat one last time. Takes about 30 seconds.
    Life....the original terminal illness

Similar Threads

  1. Hard lesson learned, or meanest mom in town...
    By screampint in forum Passion
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 02-04-2004, 11:24 AM
  2. SH51, SH55, and M959 (a trick question)
    By cjm in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-28-2004, 08:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •