Rear brake noise


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Rear brake noise

Postby t_reister » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:49 pm



My rear brakes sound like there is metal on metal contact while I am riding the bike (this is not a squeaking sound). The pads are about a year old and the noise stops when I put pressure on the foot pedal. I don't have grooves in my rear rotor, nice and smooth. Anybody got any ideas??



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Re: Rear brake noise

Postby thrasherg » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:54 pm

Well I will start with the obvious, your rear pads are worn out? Even though you changed them only a year ago, if the pads are binding they could have worn out in a year. First thing I would be doing is removing the rear pads and looking at their condition and then based on what you find go from there..

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Re: Rear brake noise

Postby t_reister » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:27 am

I checked the pads, they were good.

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Re: Rear brake noise

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:32 am

Put the bike on the center stand and rotate the wheel a listen at the caliper..push and release the brake..see what goes on..pads could be stuck and not retracking enough working the brakes moves them a bit. could be piston stuck or caliper bolts not moving.
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Re: Rear brake noise

Postby thrasherg » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:48 am

Also, has your bike been checked for the recall? There is a risk of the rear brakes binding on (recent recall from Honda) which would cause similar issues to what you have described.. Sometimes small stones get trapped in the caliper and rub on the disk causing a similar sound to what you described. If the pads are good, then it can only be something rubbing (stone, pads, etc) as mentioned you will need to put it up on it's center stand and then with a torch, have a good look around the caliper and wheel, whilst turning the wheel to find the cause.

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Re: Rear brake noise

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:52 pm

thrasherg wrote:Also, has your bike been checked for the recall? There is a risk of the rear brakes binding on (recent recall from Honda) which would cause similar issues to what you have described.. Sometimes small stones get trapped in the caliper and rub on the disk causing a similar sound to what you described. If the pads are good, then it can only be something rubbing (stone, pads, etc) as mentioned you will need to put it up on it's center stand and then with a torch, have a good look around the caliper and wheel, whilst turning the wheel to find the cause.

Gary


When you say TORCH - do you mean something like a flashlight or work light or trouble light..?

Where I live a TORCH is FIRE related.... :shock:
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Re: Rear brake noise

Postby t_reister » Thu May 01, 2014 11:03 pm

Where can I check online about the recall?

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Re: Rear brake noise

Postby t_reister » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:22 pm

I replaced both of my tires, bleed the front and rear brakes, and cleaned up the cat perks and rotors. My noise is gone. Not sure what fixed it but all just s well. Padswere all good too. My guess is the bleeding.




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