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Old 8th May 2012
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Default 75 ironhead front brake squeek?

so i bought a 75 ironhead bobbed out. the caliper had no oil in it so i put on a new steel braided brake line and filled it with dot 5 and finally got it bleed. the front brake works, but just sitting at a stand still and pulling the front brake lever the calipers squeeks and creeks pretty bad....... question is, is this normal. it is a 1975 caliper after all. is there anything i can do to ease the squeek sound?
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not normal, check attachments and use some lube if necessary but the old brake system will wear so you have to tighten them up with new hardware. if everything is honk-dory there, since the caliper was left dry, might have to pull her down and install a kit and hope the bore is still in good shape ( piston could be dragging in the bore)
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