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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 12:54 PM
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That makes sense. I had the forks off and rebuilt them. Had the noise before but it seems to be getting worse. I left the pinch bolts loose on the bottom held the front brakes and gave it some good bounces, Is there a better way to align them.

Yes. Loosen everything below the upper tree bolt, including the fender bolts, and don't hold the brake. Put the tire against a solid surface and compress the forks a few times.

Then tighten everything, starting with the axle pinch bolts and work your way up.

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+1... The left brake caliper is probably hitting the Bolts on the brake rotor. Easy fix:


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1) Loosen Axle bolt.
2) Loosen all (4) pinch bolts.
3) Use (.020") shim to set gap, between left brake caliper (not the pad) and the brake rotor... or just verify Same Gap both sides of left caliper.
4) Tighten (2) pinch bolts on Left side.
5) Tighten Axle Bolt
6) Tighten (2) pinch bolts on Right side
Thanks for info, I will try this tomorrow. At what point do you set clearance on right caliper
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Yes. Loosen everything below the upper tree bolt, including the fender bolts, and don't hold the brake. Put the tire against a solid surface and compress the forks a few times.

Then tighten everything, starting with the axle pinch bolts and work your way up.
Thanks I will take a look at doing this tomorrow. I'll let you know the outcome.
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Thanks for info, I will try this tomorrow. At what point do you set clearance on right caliper
The right side clearance is controlled by the axle nut and is not adjustable.

On the left side you're setting the clearance between the caliper mounting bracket "not the caliper" and the brake rotor.

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That makes sense. I had the forks off and rebuilt them. Had the noise before but it seems to be getting worse. I left the pinch bolts loose on the bottom held the front brakes and gave it some good bounces, Is there a better way to align them.
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The right side clearance is controlled by the axle nut and is not adjustable.

On the left side you're setting the clearance between the caliper mounting bracket "not the caliper" and the brake rotor.
Thanks Ken, I will give it a try tomorrow.
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Thank everyone for your replies, I realigned the forks and wheel by different method and noise is gone.
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Thank everyone for your replies, I realigned the forks and wheel by different method and noise is gone.
What "different method"?

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What "different method"?
I used the line on the axle on left side to line with edge of fork, tightened clamp bolts then tightened axle bolt. bounced it up and down then tightened right side clamp bolts and noise was gone.
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