Originally Posted by midlife
I just had to replace the rear breakpads on my 2012 FXDC with 6k miles. Not sure why they went so fast but the new ones went on fine. Now in can hear them scrapping when the engine is off and i am pushing it back and it does not roll freely now. Is there something wrong with the caliper not releasing?
Ya if the brake is dragging, then you have an issue. This is actually the FXR section of the forum, so knowledge on a late model Dyna will be limited.
The fact that the pads wore out so fast says you have an issue with the brake dragging that has been there for a while. Isn't it still under warrantee?
Some things to check if it's NOT anti-lock equipped:
NOT is very important here.
Apply and release the brake and then roll the scooter a little. Open the bleeder and see if there is any residual pressure. As in fluid spurts out or the scooter suddenly rolls easy. If so, check the hose, master cln, or pedal adjustment.
Check that the caliper slides easily on the mounts.
Check that the pads slide easily in the bracket.
Apply and release the brake with the caliper loose. If problem repeats look for the binding part.
If you have anti-lock brakes, then you'll need to use the diagnostic ladder in the service manual. Anti-lock can kill you, so service with care.