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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2011 xc that is making a noise on the left rear like a brake is dragging. If I ride and don't use the rear brake at all the rotor is not hot but only warm. My dealership claims it is because of the thicker victory pads instead of the brembo pads they used to use. has anyone else expierenced this problem and were you able to solve it, and how? I hate a noise that shouldn't be there, I spent to much money for inferior workmanship.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 09:13 PM
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Have you tried a brake cleaner? Most likely won't fix your problem, but it's an easy step worth trying. Spray some brake cleaner on it and see if it helps.

You will hear the pads make contact as you ride (especially if you coast with the clutch pulled, at slow speed) which is all normal.

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All brakes drag a little. With some you can hear them more than others. Like has already been said; it's all normal.

You will notice a sound the lower end makes when you put it in neutral. A bit of a light clatter/rattling noise. This too is normal. Just take a while to get use to all the different sounds this bike makes. All makes and models make different sounds because they are all designed differently.

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Have you ridden a bike with a windshield or fairing much? Many people haven't and don't realize how many noises the powertrain they're straddling makes. Take a short trip under the hood of a car and you'll see they make a lot of noises too. Try it with a diesel and you'll get a really good taste of bang, clang, clatter, clink, squeek.

It's not just the powertrain; you'll also hear your brakes belt and tires. It's all part of the experiance.

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