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StewyBill

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StewyBill says:

Brakes ?

Good Afternoon from Sleety Sheffy,
now then,ive recently had new pads and a new front tyre fitted on my 07 Speedy(17 000miles),,yet theres still a squeeking noise when braking,I cant for the life of me understand why,,they cant be clogged already,and the brakes are effective,,need I be worrying about anything ?
Obviously I dont want to take the bike to the place ive just handed over hundreds of pounds to,,,are there any good mobile bike mechanics around South Yorks ?/

Thanks

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Squeeky brakes are good brakes,

The only problem to worry about is having hot discs(binding) after stopping after a run using the back brake only if the front are suspect and vica-versa. 

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

squeaky brakes

If the squeak is bugging you, try taking the pads out again and put a little smear of copper grease on the back plate of the pads (piston side). (Be careful and don't get any on actual pads though!!!!!!!) this should stop the noise!!!

:winkie:

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Copper grease

I`m assuming whoever fit the pads used copper grease,anti/squeal.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

Not familiar with your bike

but maybe weak / missing anti-chatter / anti-rattle clips or shims?

What pads did you have fitted? Genuine parts or aftermarket ones?

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Jaffa

Have you heard the old saying that to ASSUME is to make an ASS out of U and ME, :lol::lol::lol:

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smoto5

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smoto5 says:

Did the mechanic/shop advise you to

bed the pads in gradually over a reasonable time/mileage? ie. by using progressively more brake, for longer, starting off gently braking and letting brakes have chance to cool between applications? If not pads may have glazed a little, it might be possible to roughen up the braking surface of the discs with abrasive paper/cloth, sandpaper/aluminium oxide paper/wet and dry/emery etc, and also the same to the braking surface of the pads if need be.

As mentioned above also, it is usual to apply a thin smear of copperslip or brake assembly paste to the back of the pads, any anti rattle shims and any sliding or retaining pins, BUT this must be kept clear of the braking surfaces! 
If pads are not free to move easily in the caliper this can cause them to stick or drag, causing squeaking or squeeling, it is also possible on some bikes, depending on weather conditions of use to have the brake operating pistons start to stick, again stopping pads moving so easily away from disc when not braking.
Good luck :smile

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StewyBill

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StewyBill says:

brakes

Thanks to all,,i,m not that keen on removing pads as Ive no idea how to do it,,the problem is intermittent,,so maybe it can be left for a while and see how things go.They work perfectly.

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