Originally Posted by Superspacemunky
With the front wheel of the ground the wheel will make about 4 revolutions before coming to a stop. I'll have to see if I get any vibration from the front when I ride it since I haven't got the chance to take her out yet cause it was rather late when I finished with her. I'll be doing that today and if she has any vibration I guess I'll be pulling the calipers back off and doing a rebuild which won't be too much fun. Thanks for the advice thus far.
Can anyone tell me why the slight rubbing is normal? The only reasons I can come up with don't sound very smart in my head so I won't make you all go through it too
because there are no springs that retract the pads. they are supposed to be kept in constant contact (albeit minimal) with the rotor. also, the friction material the pads are mode of are not very spongy like automotive pads. they have almost no elasticity to them so they wont 'spring' back like a car or truck will.
You're also going to hear a lot more noise from them because they are drilled rotors.