Make sure you put the spacer in correctly. Look for the little line.
This seemed to start after I re-mounted my rim (replaced the front tire) last season. I followed the steps from Bare's VTX page as far as keeping the pinch bolts loose and slamming the front brake a few times (and even bumping tire into a curb) to supposedly set things into their proper position. His page says that LEFT side dragging is common when not aligned properly, but that the right side is not adjustable. Any idea why the RIGHT side would be dragging and what I could do to fix it? I can't ride the bike now because the pads are toast, and I don't want to put new ones on until I figure out how to get the problem corrected. I may also need a new rotor because the right one is pretty well glazed and I'm not sure these can be resurfaced?
Guessing I should inspect and clean the pistons to make sure they move as they should, but since this seemed to start right after I re-mounted my rim I'm thinking it's more related to that.
If I can't get this figured out soon I will have to have the stealer get things straightened out before a big trip that I have coming up, but the problem there is that I will not know how to prevent this problem the next time I re-mount my rim... So I would really prefer to do this myself (with help from you great folks)!
Thanks! I was lucky that the bolts were easily removed. Someone must have taken them off in the past, maybe to mount a tire or something else. I am adding fresh (red) loctite to them as I reinstall them.The rotors are installed with permanent loctite on the bolts. This makes removing the bolts holding the rotor to the wheel difficult and can result in stripped bolt heads. When removing the rotors, take a pipe soldering propane torch and hit each bolt head for ~30-45 seconds with direct flame impingement to melt/soften/burn the loctite and then remove the bolt.
How do you do that on a 1300? It only has one brake rotor.You may have mounted the rim backwards
This is the 1800 forum section.How do you do that on a 1300? It only has one brake rotor.