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Old 05-08-06, 12:00 AM   #1
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Disc brakes squeak

they are squeaking/squeal how do I fix this problem?? I yelled at them for about 5mins but still squeaking. There is still a lot of pad.
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Are the pads glazed?
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1. Take the pads out and lightly sand to remove any glaze

2. Lightly sand down rotor/clean with methalyated sprits (dentured alcahol).

3. Replace wheel, re-align caliper.

4. Do a few minutes of really hard braking and heat up the rotor/pads.

5. you should be right!


I had EXACTLY the same problem with my rear Hayes brakes/pads. I bought a set of EBC Green pads (quiter pads) for about $20AUd off eBay, and squeel is no more!

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A grit of about 600 on the pads, and 800 on the rotors.
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1. Take the pads out and lightly sand to remove any glaze

2. Lightly sand down rotor/clean with methalyated sprits (dentured alcahol).

3. Replace wheel, re-align caliper.

4. Do a few minutes of really hard braking and heat up the rotor/pads.

5. you should be right!


I had EXACTLY the same problem with my rear Hayes brakes/pads. I bought a set of EBC Green pads (quiter pads) for about $20AUd off eBay, and squeel is no more!


I have Hays too... See im used to this with my car I had performace pads that didnt work when cold... I will try the alcohol method.
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Old 05-09-06, 12:21 PM   #6
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all disc brake squeak....all cars one do...you just don't notice it or other cars around as your engine noise over comes it....in the wet...its normal for bike disc brake to squeak a little
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