Post by goblue62577 on Sept 5, 2008 23:35:39 GMT -5
My brakes have been sqealing loudly since day 1. When I first posted about it, someone said it is normal when new. Well now, over 600 miles later, they still squeal. It hasn't gotten any worse, just the same. Is there anything I can do to stop the squealing? Pads are fine upon visual inspection.
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Disc brakes? Let me guess front? My front brakes squeal too... Thats the bad thing about disc brakes, they get brake dust and they squeal. Drums you cant ever hear because the shoes are covered by the drum... Take them apart clean with brake clean like crazy and get some anti-squeal brake goo. CRC makes a good product it comes in a small red bottle. Apply to the BACK of your brake pads, let it dry until its rubbery and put them back together. Grease any guide pins or caliper bolts too. A little emery cloth on the rotor wouldnt hurt either...
If that doesn't work maybe the pads have some chunks of metallic sticking out and thats why there loud, at that point you can replace them if it bothers you that much or ride them until there is no pad left and then replace them. I hope that helped
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Last Edit: Sept 6, 2008 1:19:20 GMT -5 by bravobravo
I really don't like the automotive Disc Quiet type products for motorcycle brk.s. It makes cleaning the inside of the caliper during the next pad install, a real PITA. I prefer a good quality water-resistent grease(Bel Ray, because it's pretty). Apply it to the piston/pad contact area, the sides of the pads where the ride in the caliper and the pins. Obviously, one doesn't want to get it on the pad surface. The only area of the pad that should be taken to grinder, is the sides for a little clean up. I know it sounds counter intuitive to use grease on brakes, but the caliper doesn't get hot enough to melt the grease and it just congeals. Brk. squeal is a function of the pads vibrating in the caliper and the Disc Quiet glue or congealed grease dampens and seals this interface.
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Post by bravobravo on Sept 6, 2008 13:03:42 GMT -5
really don't like the automotive Disc Quiet type products for motorcycle brk.s. It makes cleaning the inside of the caliper during the next pad install, a real PITA.
Yes I agree it can be a PITA to clean next time your servicing your brakes if you don't allow the product to dry... When dry it turns into a rubber consistency and will stop vibration. If their is any disc quiet left on the caliper or piston it should peel right off if you allowed it to dry before installing the pads. Brake grease will work for a while but usually doesn't hold up very long.
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