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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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Just changed my front and back brake pads on my 1993 softail

Customer Question

Just changed my front and back brake pads on my 1993 softail and while riding it now the front wheel is shaking while riding at the speed of 35, under and over that speed does not do it
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  kwiggins29059 replied 5 months ago.

Hello, did you check to make sure the caliper is swuare in relation to the rotor? Also check to make sure the caliper slide pins are not bent and lubed well with high temp grease or silicone. Let me know what oyu find and we can work further if needed.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Everything looks fine with the caliper and pins
Expert:  kwiggins29059 replied 5 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** had the caliper off did you allow it to hang by the rubber hose?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No I had a small box it was sitting on
Expert:  kwiggins29059 replied 5 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** pads being squre, pins good and no damage to the hose I'm at a loss. I'll open this back up to other experts to see if anyone else can help. Someone should be with you shortly.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

when you installed the new pads, did you push the pistons back into the caliper and pump up the brake lever?

tell me everything you can.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve