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Thread: Front brake still pusling! $400+ later

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    Bought new mounting hardware, cleaned and scrubbed the contact points on the wheel, new rotor, new res, new pads, and it is still ****ed. I have found out the problem though. There is a high spot on one of the mount points for the rotor!

    I have shimmed it with another washer and then shimmed the two points next to the high point and it is better but it is still high. The wheel has no damage, is straight, etc.

    Am I going to just have to buy another rim or does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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    Well it seems like you touched all the bases, so I'm guessing you broke them in as well?

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    how did you confirm the mount has a high spot but that the wheel isnt bent?

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    What Konarider said.

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    The wheel has zero damage on it and there are no stress cracks or melted paint, so there is no way that is got warped from heat, that much heat would show damage.

    With the new rotor not being broke in, I placed the front of the bike on my stand and was able to spin the wheel and it would rotate very smooth on all the spokes but one. Marked that one to figure if it was the problem and started spinning again. It was enough grab on that one spot that you could really feel it.

    So I started playing around with adding or taking shims (the concave washers form the old setup) and putting them on the high spot, the others around, to see if I could get it better. I DID get it better but there is still a high spot. But adding one more washer makes it to much adjustment and the rotor will then be worse then before.

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    Is the dot in line with the stem......

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    I see no dot on the rotor nor was it mentioned in the installation instructions. Did that only apply to the old rotor and old hardware?

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    I asked this in your other thread.

    On the original rotor it is painted on (green IIRC) the EBR rotor has a machined dot.

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    I spent big bucks on a new EBR rotor, mounting hard ware, new pads and had it professionally installed by a certified Buell tech and my **** pulsates at high speed braking. I just gave up trying to fix it :(

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    The dot shouldnt apply to the ebr 5mm rotor. It states of the paper that the 6mm needs to be facing out (nothing said about the valve stem) and that the 5mm can be mounted either side out.

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