Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Softail Models
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Softail Models Standard, Custom, Night Train, Deuce, Springer, Heritage, Fatboy, Deluxe, Rocker and Cross Bones.

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-03-2009, 09:15 AM
FrankT's Avatar
FrankT FrankT is offline
Prospect
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 146
Default front brake buzzing sound

guys,
I'm looking for some validation here. Whenever I apply my front brake, I hear a buzzing sound the whole time (until I release the brake). This is more obvious when I am going at higher speeds. The bike stops fine but the sound is bothering me. I had the dealer check it out and they told me that this was normal due to the new type of brake material that is used in order to be environmentally friendly. My bike is an 09 Fatboy. Just wondering if the dealer was blowing smoke or if any of you guys hear the same thing. I should add that the brake pads are stock and I have a stock exhaust and the bike only has 1400 miles on it. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Frank
__________________

2009 Fatboy
V&H BSS, SE AC w/K&N filter, TTS Mastertune
75.84 HP, 87.38 TQ
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-03-2009, 09:20 AM
jed1069 jed1069 is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 873
Default

Mine sounds about the same mine is just more noticeable at slow speeds. Brakes on 09 Fatty sure suck compared to my r6 but you will get used to it.
__________________

2009 Fatboy Chrome Wheels
V&H BSS, S&S Teardrop, PC-V
Klock Werks Bars Dropped 2" in Rear
Garage Leathers Bag, Lepera Seat
Andrews 48h cams
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-03-2009, 09:25 AM
Theo's Avatar
Theo Theo is offline
Prospect
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 241
Default

I have the same problem. Sounds like a cricket or something. I read that it could be caused by a burr in one of the holes on the brake rotor that the brake pad goes over. So it shouldn't be a problem.
__________________

05 FLSTFI
95" big bore
2:1 headers with supetrapp slip-on (not pictured)
LePera Up Front Bare Bones
Thundermax w/ autotune
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-03-2009, 09:28 AM
Mark g's Avatar
Mark g Mark g is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: PA.
Posts: 2,139
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankT View Post
guys,
I'm looking for some validation here. Whenever I apply my front brake, I hear a buzzing sound the whole time (until I release the brake). This is more obvious when I am going at higher speeds. The bike stops fine but the sound is bothering me. I had the dealer check it out and they told me that this was normal due to the new type of brake material that is used in order to be environmentally friendly. My bike is an 09 Fatboy. Just wondering if the dealer was blowing smoke or if any of you guys hear the same thing. I should add that the brake pads are stock and I have a stock exhaust and the bike only has 1400 miles on it. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Frank
Ask your dealer why the rear doesn't do the same? It does seem to be normal,but the excuse they gave you is hilarious!!!

Floating rotors and better aftermarket pads will provide much better braking and it's a relatively cheap mod
__________________
09'FXSTB 103"ci PRO Stage III kit, heavy breather,Thunder max W/auto tune
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-03-2009, 09:56 AM
FrankT's Avatar
FrankT FrankT is offline
Prospect
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 146
Default

MarkG,
The dealer told me that the back will make the same sound but that I would not hear it because the noise is behind me.
Frank
__________________

2009 Fatboy
V&H BSS, SE AC w/K&N filter, TTS Mastertune
75.84 HP, 87.38 TQ
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-03-2009, 10:03 AM
oct1949's Avatar
oct1949 oct1949 is offline
Club Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ind, N of Purgatory
Posts: 61,722
Default

Yep normal, just ignore it and after a while You wont notice it
__________________
07 Heritage -49K
Andrews 26 cams,
Alot of bling and leather.
Best Bike I've ever owned...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-03-2009, 10:09 AM
kkinderen's Avatar
kkinderen kkinderen is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Front Royal, VA
Posts: 891
Send a message via Skype™ to kkinderen
Default

My 03 FB has been doing it since day 1. I've tried a few different pads (didn't change the rotors) and it is still there. Seems to be very common and I don't think it is an indication of a problem. Sounds almost like a Cicada.
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Kev

2014 Ultra Limited, V&H Slip-ons.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-03-2009, 10:17 AM
yep yep is offline
Account Suspended
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: orange park , FL
Posts: 285
Default

mine makes a whoosing noise till the brakes are applied . kinda flip flop from yours ... no problem braking
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-04-2009, 07:29 AM
tk353's Avatar
tk353 tk353 is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Leander Texas
Posts: 5,258
Send a message via Yahoo to tk353
Default

i had the same and thought it was normal. the last pads i heard the noise but felt it too and the dealer said the wheel bearings were bad again and now i dont feel any vibration and the buzz is ever so slight.
__________________

2007 Fatboy
Hooker Rebel Exhaust, Arlen Ness Big Sucker, Mustang seat, RearAlert
Thundermax, 60,000 miles, Cross Bones D401 200/55r-17 rear
http://gallery.me.com/tk353
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-04-2009, 08:07 AM
av8or av8or is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 958
Default

Yep same sound on my 09 FB.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 08:07 AM
 
 
 
P
Reply


Tags
08, autotune, brake, brakes, buzzing, buzzingsound, flip, front, harley, motorbike, motorcycle, noise, ringing, rotor, softail, sound, sounds


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join HDForums

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 AM.


Internet Brands, Inc.