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Front wheel (the brake?) is making weird noise...

...not when I use the brake, but I hear it when I push the bike in to the garage when it's turned off. A faint metallic, almost scraping noise is there.

Last time I heard something similar with my previous ride (a little moped scooter) the front brake pad was worn out and was "down to the metal" according to a mechanic. I just had the bike serviced a few days ago after purchasing this bike, so I'm a little mystified what this could be? Wouldn't they have noticed something like that?

I apologize if this is dead obvious or normal - I'm just a newbie at all these things.

Thanks in advance for any info!

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have a look at this link, it may be the issue.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...hlight=bobbins

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The pads are always in contact with the discs and so a slight rubbing noise is normal. If the rubbing noise is irregular then it might mean one of your rotors is warped, a problem which has been reported on this and the UK forums. You can check yourself how much pad life you have left by looking at the discs straight-on. Gustavo also posted a step-by-step for this procedure, which you can find if you do a search.
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I also get this and would be good to know if itīs normal or not.
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It is normal for disk brakes. It should just be a rubbing noise, not grinding.

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Pads always just slightly touch. A faint scraping sound is normal.

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