My only theory at the moment is that the brake line is pulling the fender towards it when I brake. Basically when I brake at about 70% of maximum, I get a buzz/rubbing sound that increases and decreases in proportion to the amount of G's I am braking at.derby said:also, be VERY careful about brakeline routing. front tires like to eat brakelines.
I think I'll give it a try without fenders. Darks look better the dirtier they get imho.Paper5tr3et7 said:highway no....everything else front tire flings a stream of water in your face.....you get used to it...doesn't bother me.....d**n front fenders, d**n them all.
I'm about to sell two fenders stock and sbk...interested? ;D
actually, the pads don't have to be anything to produce a whirring type sound under braking conditions, the rotors will produce that sound with everything perfectly fine (bonus! aftermarket rotors make slightly different pitched sounds [cheeky]).Count Desmo said:Are you sure it's not just the sound of the drilled rotors? If your brake bads are worn, uneven, or installed incorrectly they can make the sound your describing.
Yep, I know. I assumed this was an unusual sound--somehow different from the standard "whirring" sound. :angel:hiero said:actually, the pads don't have to be anything to produce a whirring type sound under braking conditions, the rotors will produce that sound with everything perfectly fine (bonus! aftermarket rotors make slightly different pitched sounds [cheeky]).
Interesting that DP would say this when he's running an SS fender ;Dducpainter said:The fender doesn't/shouldn't move when braking, but it's your bike, so tear away.
You might consider not riding in the rain without it.
I think this is the problem. I'll reduce the slack. Thanks!erkishhorde said:I'd say wiring. I'm not sure what cable it was, I think the speedo, but there was a rather large diameter cable with a loop sticking out from under my headlight that would push on the front fender when I braked hard and this would cause the fender to rub on the tire and make a rubbing sound. At first I didn't think it was this cable since it didn't look like it was anywhere close to touching the fender when I was off the bike. I had my dad sit on the bike and he weighs a good 50lbs more than me and that's when I noticed how close it got. I re-routed the cable and the noise went away.