2 week old disk brake pads rubbing on rotor. Is this OK? (motorcycle)

Should brake pads rub on rotor?

Pad/rotor rub is the main symptom of a misaligned caliper. However pad/rotor rub can also caused by an improperly seated wheel. Make sure your wheel is seated properly. This step is relevant for both thru axle and open dropout bikes.

Is it normal for motorcycle brakes to rub?

It’s normal for the pads to touch the disc a little, and it’s especially audible at low speed and after a fresh install. Now, that said, if the pads are indeed rubbing enough to slow you down or become hot when you’re not using them, you should be concerned and seek to rectify the problem.

Do disc brakes rub when new?

Yes, the body of the brake that holds the pistons is called the caliper. The thin metal is a spring that keeps the pads help up against the pistons. It should be there.

Why are my brakes rubbing after new pads?

New brake pads are a bit stiff and need to be broken in. The process of breaking in new brake pads is referred to as bedding in. When your pads are being bedded in, you may hear some squealing, screeching or grinding. But this noise should lessen as you drive your car and allow the pads to become worn in.

How do I stop my motorcycle disc brakes from rubbing?

Use a tire lever or similar strong and slender object to push the brake pads toward the outside of the caliper. This will force brake fluid back into the main reservoir, essentially resetting the brake pad alignment.

Should brake pads be touching discs?

Indeed, brake pads are supposed to be in contact with the rotors. This is particularly so with the rear rotors in whose case you would actually want to drag everything together. In such situations, any slight pressure on the brake pedal stops the car instantly without any dead spots.

How long do new brake pads rub?

Running with excessive run-out on the hub or rotor will cause vibration issues. “Bedding-in new pads and rotors should be done carefully and slowly… Most brake pad compounds will take up to 300-400 miles to fully develop an even transfer film on the rotors.”

How long before new brakes stop grinding?

After that first 500 miles without overheating the pads, your new brakes will be ready for a few harder stops. What about grinding sounds? Grinding sounds are bad. Definitely have those brakes checked if you hear grinding sounds when you use your brakes.