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After installing new Honda brake pads, my front wheel is not free spinning. It is turning but not spinning freely. I have not test drove it yet. Wanted to get advise first.
 

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If your calipers move side to side, just a little, you should be OK. The pads do rub slightly, especially when new. Ride it for a while, engaging the front brakes lightly, to seat them on the rotor, and check again. Did you clean the pistons before installing the pads?

You don't list what year this is though. Update your signature in the user CP section.
 

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Did you happen to remove the front wheel during the replacement? It isn't necessary but if you did, read the manual on the proper procedure for installing the front axle and wheel. Done improperly may cause binding of the forks and the wheel not properly centered.
 

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Did you happen to remove the front wheel during the replacement? It isn't necessary but if you did, read the manual on the proper procedure for installing the front axle and wheel. Done improperly may cause binding of the forks and the wheel not properly centered.

To replace the pads, you don't even have to remove the calipers, let alone the wheel, just the front half of the fender and caliper covers.
If he did remove the wheel, you are probably right about alignments. Also, he has to make sure there is the proper clearance on the left side caliper.
 

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If the front brake MC reservoir was topped off (overfilled?) before the pad change, the pistons may not move far enough into the calipers. This could be a cause of brake drag.
 

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Is the drag even as you spin the wheel, or could a rotor be warped ??? Did you use OEM pads ??? Does it have OEM rotors on it ???
 
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