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    Need help with my rear brake!!

    Ok so now that my spleen has recovered after my accident I pulled out my bike covered with spiders, and took it to the basement to bleed the back brake and replace the pads after brake fluid leaked all over the rotor. Then I went for a spin around the block and when I would apply pressure to the back brake it sounded like a dieing whale and would vibrate my entire bike. So I clean the rotor and pads with alcohal and there is no difference!!! So whats the problem!!!

    And the pads are not even that new any more and the problem still persists
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    what kind of brakes? can you loosen and remount all bolts? bent rotor?
    Last edited by mx_599; 09-04-06 at 10:50 PM.

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    hayes hfx 9s, I'll try tighting the bolts but i'm pretty sure that not it

    I think what happened is I forgot to wipe the rotor befor I put new pads in, so my be the pads already done for. I guess I'll try putting in a set of old pads in and see if the problem is still there.
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    Ok so I made sure all the bolts were tight and they were. Then I tried washing the rotor and pads again with alchohal, still the same. Then I switch out the pads with the ones on the front, and STILL makes the sound of a dieing whale!!!!So what should I do now??!!

    I am thinking about taking the rotor off and soaking the rotor and pads in a bucket of alchohal, should I try this, and do you guys have any other suggestion?????
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    I'm no expert, but I'm fairly certain that bike brake fluid is much akin to car brake fluid, and if it touches your pads, they're gone. Alcohol cannot help you.

    New pads, possibly new rotors depending on how bad the leak was. I would the think the rotors could be salvaged though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G5Ti
    I'm no expert, but I'm fairly certain that bike brake fluid is much akin to car brake fluid, and if it touches your pads, they're gone. Alcohol cannot help you.

    New pads, possibly new rotors depending on how bad the leak was. I would the think the rotors could be salvaged though.
    I agree.

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    Yeah man, I would not soak the entire rotor in Pappy's Moon Shine...I would take the rotor off and clean it with alcohol using a Q-tip or something. If you submerge it, who know what may happen to your piston seals and if that Hooch gets inside the system...you may be buyin' a new rear brake set.

    Clean it up really good, clean the rotor up really good, and install a brand new set of pads. Take it out for a short ride and see what happens.

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