08 brakes squweeking


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maddog.wso
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08 brakes squweeking

Postby maddog.wso » Mon May 03, 2010 8:45 pm



Well, I've put about 3k miles on my new 08 wing (weather is finally nice here in Ks). The brakes have some serious squweeking going on when I apply them (front or rear). I've searched on a few forums and have attempted a few emergency stops (recommended by several folks) to no avail. I've also I initially figured that this was normal for a spanking new bike (my previous sport bikes did this too), but I KNOW the brakes/pads are well worn in by this point.

Have others experienced this issue as well? Are there other workarounds for the problem or is this something that needs warranty work by the dealer? The bike runs freaking/squweeking great beyond this issue - so I'm not sure if it's "normal" or not.


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gareva1
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Re: 08 brakes squweeking

Postby gareva1 » Mon May 03, 2010 10:46 pm

I've got a friend who has a honda dealership---his 09 demo wing has the brake squeak; he thought it would go away after the first couple thousand miles, but it has not...his best guess is that it will clear up when it's time to swap the pads.

It doesn't compromise the braking ability of the bike, its just an annoyance.

maddog.wso
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Re: 08 brakes squweeking

Postby maddog.wso » Tue May 04, 2010 9:19 am

grrrr...that's what I figured. As for performance - I am able to lock up both the front and rear tires if I try to, so there are no physical issues with the brakes other than my grimmace every time I am applying light braking at very low speeds. hehe. Thanks for the input though - makes me feel better.
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Re: 08 brakes squweeking

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue May 04, 2010 9:24 am

crocus cloth-xhatch pattern on the rotors-clean w/brake cleaner when finished.
Protect the paint from the spray and clean the wheels throughly when done.
If they still squeak, then most likely the pads are "vibrating". There is a lubricant for the back of the pads but, that means disassembly of the pads from the caliphers!
I usually "drag" the brakes for a short distance, repeatedly and this seems to deglaze the rotors and clean the pads, so to speak.
Careful - To much heat leads to warped rotors!




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