Anyone elses from brakes squeak and squeal?
Posted February 11, 2001 - 07:44 PM
Mine have pretty much done it from day 1 of riding. Maybe its the pads..not sure..but I'm just curious to see if its normal or if others experience it? If its not normal, what can I do to stop it? (Its obviously more noticable at lower slow speeds where I can hear it over the exahust/engine)
Posted February 11, 2001 - 07:45 PM
Posted February 11, 2001 - 09:44 PM
you won't hear them squeel anymore.
i know what your thinking...
your pads have polished up. your riding it like a wuss. try & melt the brakes big time.
you can even try pulling the pads out & scuffing them up with sand paper.
did you think i would really tell you to commit HK?
Posted February 12, 2001 - 10:14 PM
It may be lack of lubrication between the front bearing seal and the spacers. Try taking the front wheel off and lubbing the rubber seal.
This solved my squealing front end.
Posted February 12, 2001 - 11:43 AM
Posted February 12, 2001 - 02:32 PM
John its definately the front brkes and not the front bearings...thanks for the thought though. I guess I'll just have to take Taffys advise and ride harder to melt in those pads. Unless someone else has any other idea's? Taffy you should write a book..."taffys quick and easy bike remedies"
Posted February 12, 2001 - 03:23 PM
Posted February 12, 2001 - 06:52 PM
1.) Wet sand your pads lightly
2.) Clean your disk w/ acetone or brake cleaning solvent
3.) Remove the brake pins and inspect them (rear too) If you can feel divots, replace it. You did grease this when it was new, right?
That should help. If it doesn't grease the bearing like John described. Couldn't hurt!
Posted February 12, 2001 - 07:00 PM
DRZ400E: Where's the power on this thing?
Posted February 15, 2001 - 03:03 AM
Im going for the BLUESTONE WALL in 5th gear
Posted February 19, 2001 - 07:44 AM