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Old 10-27-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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Front brake squeeks
Why the hell does my front brake squeek?!? How do I fix it???
I have a 2008 Husky TE-610 and every time it's wet out my front brake squeeks like crazy once I approach a complete stop. It doesn't squeek until the last 3-4mph. It's driving me insane. I've never had a bike do this before. Help.

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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Get a thin coating of this behind the pads where they touch the pistons, the same with the tabs where the pads touch the caliper.


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Old 10-28-2012, 03:44 AM   #3
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Time for a new bike.

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:05 AM   #4
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It will buff out.

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:20 AM   #5
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The oem rotors on my vfr had that issue, my EBC rotors i now have hardly make a sound. Both dirt bikes have stock rotors that squeel like stuck pigs with any hint of moisture, sometimes they dont even need to be wet to be noisy.

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
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Sometimes just barely knocking sharp corners off the pads helps

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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Sometimes it is the brake material on the pad that attracts water. and this can cause the brakes to squeek.
MAZDA years ago had a heck of a problem with squeeking brake pads on their pick-ups. But only in wet (Seattle area) climates. I lived on the east side(Dry) of the state and we never had the problems and customer complaints.

There is also a chance you have managed to get something on the pads that cause them to squeek.
I would remove the pads and Dress them. Then try them again.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #8
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Damn!

It's Squeak & Squeal.




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Old 11-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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I've tried all these suggestions except for dressing the pads. James1300 what do you mean by dressing the pads? Should I go over them with a file? 80 grit sandpaper??

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:55 PM   #10
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I've tried all these suggestions except for dressing the pads. James1300 what do you mean by dressing the pads? Should I go over them with a file? 80 grit sandpaper??
On a 'Flat hard surface'. With a piece of 'dry wall' sand paper (8x10)". The real coarse stuff. 'It looks like 'screen door' mesh. Lay the dry wall paper on the hard flat surface. With a 'Figure '8' motion work the pad on the drywall paper.
You will know the glaze and dirt are off the pads when they go from dark to light in color. But wait! Your not done! While you have the brake caliper off the rotor and, using some brake cleaner and fine steel wool. Clean the disk off! Both sides.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #11
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I am thinking ear protection!!
Do the brakes STOP the bike??
If so, all is good -

SQUEAK - If I CAN'T hear it, then where is the problem...
James1300 may be on to something though.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #12
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Ok, will do! I suspect this is the problem because they look shiny and glazed. I'll let you all know...

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #13
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I took the brake pads out of the calipers and dressed them with drywall paper laid flat on a smooth surface, The drywall paper looks like screen door screen material but, is very coarse.
Using a figure '8' pattern, I worked the pads on the paper until they where clean in appearance.
The pads out of the SV-1000s looked like they had lots of material left prior to dressing them.
TOP PIC: Stock pads prior to dressing.
Bottom: Pad after dressing.
The paper they are resting on is what i used to dress the pads, using a figure '8' pattern motion.




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Old 11-12-2012, 10:08 PM   #14
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Ok, I finally got out on my bike today and so far I no longer have any squeeling!

Initially I was confused as to why I couldn't just use sandpaper until I started the process with the drywall paper and saw how it was able to get all the dust out of the pads. Sandpaper would have clogged up and pulled out chunks from them.
Thanks James!

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:18 AM   #15
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Ok, I finally got out on my bike today and so far I no longer have any squeeling!

Initially I was confused as to why I couldn't just use sandpaper until I started the process with the drywall paper and saw how it was able to get all the dust out of the pads. Sandpaper would have clogged up and pulled out chunks from them.
Thanks James!
Glad its work'in for ya!

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:30 AM   #16
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Damn!

It's Squeak & Squeal.




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Changing the way internet user's spell one click at a time.... yep getting somewhere with that.

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:10 PM   #17
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Damn!

It's Squeak & Squeal.




KevinD
LOL, I just realized this was directed at me! Normally I'm the badass spelling superhero but my powers seemed to have let me down this time.

Anyway, I've ridden in the rain and took a hot ride up to Washougal River Rd yesterday and I feel the sanding definitely fixed the problem.

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