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sqeaky brakes

Postby Gordwing » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:43 am



hello........I bought a 2004 Goldwing and I noticed the from brakes squeaking more and more. My ol 1500 did the same thing after installing new Honda brakes .How can this noise be eliminated?



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Re: sqeaky brakes

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:29 pm

Grease the HECK out of the rotors? . . . . NOT!

Maybe switch the pads around so they rub in reverse. Sometimes works. While the pads are out look for that hard spot and drill it out. Hard spots are usually darker. Of coarse don't drill too much. If it's a large spot you'll have to drill the opposite pad so the pressure stays even on the rotor.
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Try scuffing the rotor with emery cloth or wet/dry sandpaper, might wear away the hard spot on the pad.

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Re: sqeaky brakes

Postby mbuesing » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:04 pm

I get it about every two years.
Remove the pads and spray the back side with Permatex Brake Quiet.
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Re: sqeaky brakes

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:35 am

here's what i use on the my brake pads and it works very well.......http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detai ... brake+lube a cheap fix to an annoying brake squealing problem, plus you can use it for the rest of your caliper bolts and pins for lube.

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Re: sqeaky brakes

Postby harvey01 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:56 am

I get no brake noise, and excellent braking. I use the Honda brake pads specified for each wheel and after 120,000 have had no problems.
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Re: sqeaky brakes

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:02 am

Much of the brake squeal comes from break in procedures done improperly.

When I install new pads I take a file and chamfer the edges all around so they will ease into the brake rotor and wear in evenly - a small amount of 45% angle is all it needs. Clean rotors are a must. - Use brake CLEANER to wipe them off and be sure there are no fingerprints .
Then I go for a ride and 'set' the pads. -- Make sure they work and are pumped up with a few slow stops. -- Then go out and ride up to speed (60mph) and HARD STOP ! As HARD as you can. - Do this 4-5 times in a row (be sure to pick a safe place) - This puts HEAT into the pads and rotors and 'sets' them to each other. I have never had a squeeky brake on any bike doing this method, including 3 bikes with DRUM BRAKE REARS.

I learned this from a fellow 'Wing rider who has since passed. He was a test rider for some major manufacturers and was very aggressive riding style that called for good brakes. Chuck Elliott (Chuck211 on many forums). It has never failed me..or I am getting lucky... ;)

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Re: sqeaky brakes

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:31 pm

wingsconsin, i hope it was just a simple typo error when you said to use brake FLUID to wipe the rotors off instead of brake CLEANER to wipe the rotors off.

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Re: sqeaky brakes

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:58 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:wingsconsin, i hope it was just a simple typo error when you said to use brake FLUID to wipe the rotors off instead of brake CLEANER to wipe the rotors off.

stuart.


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Re: sqeaky brakes

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:44 pm

lol, i knew you really didn't mean brake "fluid", i just wanted to clarify that for the person that was asking about it. no harm, no foul. when i put all new pads on front and rear, i did the same "break-in" type of stops as you did and your right, it does make a difference as to how the pads seat to the rotors and calipers.

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