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Front wheel friction

When spinning the front wheel I can hear some friction. Hard to describe. I thought the pads might be binding but it doesn't seem that's the case. Doing the good ole "put the ear up to it and see where it's coming from" test, seems like the source is the axle itself. Is there a way to grease it or something?

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To test if it is the brakes. Take them off an spin it again. To lube your axle, just take it out, put a nice thin coat of grease and then reinstall.

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the axle runs on bearings. greasing the axle will make no difference.
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So should there be any sound at all when spinning the front wheel freely?


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you may well hear the pads touching on the discs but does the wheel spin freely or do you have to force it round?
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It spins freely, but not as free as a bicycle tire or anything like that. The sound is noticeable when coming to a stop with the clutch pulled in (no engine noise). Also very noticeable when going low speed through a parking deck. I don't recall this with my previous bike (250r).


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I get the same noise from my front brakes. Cleaning the pads and caliper pistons helped a bit.

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could be dirt in the holes on the discs - sometimes cleaning them helps. could just be the pads you're using.
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Added video to OP. Hopefully that will help...


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Your pads naturally drag on the rotors all the time. There is no release mechanism to pull them away.

What you have described is perfectly normal behavior.
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Your pads naturally drag on the rotors all the time. There is no release mechanism to pull them away.

What you have described is perfectly normal behavior.
Were you able to see the video? I'm only concerned because I never heard this on my 250r.


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it's fine. stop it.
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Your pads naturally drag on the rotors all the time. There is no release mechanism to pull them away.

What you have described is perfectly normal behavior.
This!

It's aboultely fine and my 09 does the same, relax. As long as the wheel spins freely and you dont have to force the wheel around, then all is good.
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OK. Thanks guys. Like I said, my 250r wasn't this way, and I just got this bike so I'm still learning all its quirks and whatnot.


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Your 250 likely had a single rotor with a floating caliper. Totally different animal
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