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front brake noise

Post by HDKAWKTM » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:07 pm

Just a FYI on the noise when I push the bike slowly around my garage or driveway and hear the moaning or rubbing sound from the front. I have heard of many explanations on causes from caliper pistons not retracting, pad problems, warped rotors, rotor mounting surfaces etc. Mine shows no tendencies to pulse any while braking but does sound like crap while moving slowly but I found something strange this weekend. I rolled it out of my garage and it was making that sound, I used my rear wheel and front wheel lifts and raised the bike off the ground, it would not make that noise with the load off the bike! I could use the front brake and then release it and roll the wheel and nothing all quite? That is strange to me. :roll: Any ideas from anyone then? I have some new EBC pads coming and plan to install them and see if its pad related. Just odd imho.
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Re: front brake noise

Post by akarmire » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:12 pm

My GT makes this noise, it turned out that its the chain rubbing on the slider block. Lube your chain and see if it stops

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Re: front brake noise

Post by flintskin » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:59 am

My SDR does it too. My RSV4RR did it and my S1000RR's do not. it dosnt seem to affect the performance once moving so ive never worried about it.

another thing ive noticed when pushing the SDR around is that it is hard to move around when the bike isnt running, and is in gear and holding the clutch lever in. i have to kick it into neutral to move it around. ive never had this problem with any other bike.

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Re: front brake noise

Post by HDKAWKTM » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:00 pm

akarmire,

its coming from the front rotors since I can tap the front brake lever and it will stop the sound but it does it more if the handlebars are turned to the left while pushing which is strange to say the least. :? It stops fine though but I still plan to try new pads since its a cheap and easy trial to see.
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Re: front brake noise

Post by akarmire » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:03 pm

Strange....keep us posted if the pads remedy the issue.

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Post by paul65 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:52 pm

mine does this when pushing about garage ??

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Re: front brake noise

Post by mrossk » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:23 pm

I've also read those various theories/explanations for this- warped rotors, very tight clearance of the Brembos-to-disc, a slight imperfection on the casting of the wheel where the rotors bolt up, or sticky calipers. Don't know if there is one right answer, but most people agree that it doesn't affect performance, mostly a nuisance. Not particularly helpful, just passing on what I've heard. Mine do this too at walking speed, and I've tried aftermarket pads- no change to the sound, though the pads from CL Braking work better than stock IMO.

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Re: front brake noise

Post by michaelnel » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:58 pm

The right side rotor on my 2016 has been warped since the day I brought it home. It is warped enough I don't need a dial indicator to see it, I can see the wobble with my eyes when the calipers are off and I spin the front wheel.

I was considering either trying to get a warranty fix (but with 3400 miles on the bike, they would just say it is a wear item.. and if they did replace it the same could happen again). I also considered the Galfer "wave" rotor retrofit, but two discs and two sets of brake pads comes into some serious money.

Still, I would spend the money except... the stock one even with that wobble provides the best braking I have ever experienced, and I cannot feel any pulsing in the lever (which puzzles me). I don't really feel the need to change them.

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Re: front brake noise

Post by gs_rrmotorrad » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:33 am

all the performance brake comes like that.

even on the BMW car M4, so, the the pad is sinister, give great brake feel, but, it will make noise.

i have heard put a tiny little bit of grease on the back of the pad where piston is, it will dampen the noise.

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Re: front brake noise

Post by paul65 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:15 pm

gs_rrmotorrad wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:33 am
all the performance brake comes like that.

even on the BMW car M4, so, the the pad is sinister, give great brake feel, but, it will make noise.

i have heard put a tiny little bit of grease on the back of the pad where piston is, it will dampen the noise.
ive done that before and it works for a while ......

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Re: front brake noise

Post by gs_rrmotorrad » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:40 pm

paul65 wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:15 pm
gs_rrmotorrad wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:33 am
all the performance brake comes like that.

even on the BMW car M4, so, the the pad is sinister, give great brake feel, but, it will make noise.

i have heard put a tiny little bit of grease on the back of the pad where piston is, it will dampen the noise.
ive done that before and it works for a while ......
agreed, for a while, now kinda grows on me now... M50 mono block are the tits...!!

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Re: front brake noise

Post by crazyinp » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:34 pm

I don’t have that issue on my Ducati that also came with M50. Dealer replaced my rotors and pads under warranty but the probable came back in less than 200miles. I just gave up.
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