Squeeky rear brake

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by ultrachrome » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:41 pm

Mine comes and goes. It only happens just as I'm coming to a stop.

Riding the rear brake for a few seconds at speed makes it go away for a while but frankly the noise doesn't bother me as long as brakes are doing their job.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Divedonkey » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:16 am

My 09 has developed rear squeaky brake at low speeds....had the same issue with an 04 950 adventure...
Must be an orange thing???
Resigned to squeak unless one of finds a solution :shock:
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by stagger » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:10 am

3 years later.. brand new KTM SMT - Squeaky brakes. Must be an undocumented feature rather than a quality control issue.

As mentioned in one post at least it makes a better noise than the Horn. I will be interested to hear what the dealer says when I take it in for the 1000km service.
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Charlietangoone » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:25 am

Just coming up to 1000 miles and the back brake has developed a screech at low speed.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by PDavo » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:07 am

Charlietangoone wrote:Just coming up to 1000 miles and the back brake has developed a screech at low speed.
Welcome to the club lol
Old enough to know better but wtf

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by ogden » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:25 am

Mine did it very briefly when fairly new, but I did the load-the-rear-brake-while-on-the-power thing to scrub them down a bit and they stopped squealing. 7500 miles in, the original pads are pretty much down to the wear limit and still no squealing.

Of course, the moment I replace them, they'll start howling like a banshee.
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Charlietangoone » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:24 pm

ogden wrote:Mine did it very briefly when fairly new, but I did the load-the-rear-brake-while-on-the-power thing to scrub them down a bit and they stopped squealing. 7500 miles in, the original pads are pretty much down to the wear limit and still no squealing.

Of course, the moment I replace them, they'll start howling like a banshee.
I'll try it :D

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by shaun-m » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:43 pm

I've got an intermittent squeaky back brake, sometimes it squeaks at low speed and light braking other times it's when I'm braking harder or if I'm only using the back brake. Weird! Fairly infrequent tho so it doesn't concern me too much.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by alien » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:19 pm

1700 mile on mine and it sounds like HGV with dodgy brakes.
On the up side it gets every bodies attention.
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Charlietangoone » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:33 pm

alien wrote:1700 mile on mine and it sounds like HGV with dodgy brakes.
On the up side it gets every bodies attention.
Hard braking against the power sorted mine.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by jonty » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:48 am

mine used to do it, but I tend to trail brake more these days and it doesnt do it any longer.

I did notice it was worse in wet crappy winter weather.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by alien » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:35 pm

Spoke to dealer. Their advice was to wash the pads in cold water, dry and apply copper grease to rear of pads. Not tried it yet!
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by adventureRider » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:02 pm

My bike has just under 500 miles on it and has been squeaking at low speed coming in to stop for about 100 miles now. When I bring it in for the 615 miles going to ask the dealer to resolve it. Has KTM issue replacement brake pads or any suggestions to owners on how to fix it. The noise is pretty loud at times. I scared the hell out of a few pedestrians the other day :D

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by ultrachrome » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:24 pm

Manage your expectations. It does not impact braking ability so unlikely you'll get anything out of KTM. Maybe your dealer will be more sympathetic.

My experience was that it went away with a few thousand miles. I adopted the squeak as my letting everyone know that I had high performance brakes and they didn't.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by kevxtx » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:38 am

Fitted organic rear pads when my OEM wore out, no noise from them at all.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Lee600 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:57 pm

kevxtx wrote:Fitted organic rear pads when my OEM wore out, no noise from them at all.
This seems to be the best solution. It worked for me also.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Tooltech » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:47 pm

2012 SMT developed intermittent rear brake low speed howl at 4600 miles. Depending to the pressure applied the howling could be reduced. I cleaned the disc surfaces with Acetone and the howling diminished greatly. The sticky film returned to start the howling about 700 miles later. I now clean the disc with Acetone after I wash the bike.
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by alien » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:56 pm

Don’t know if this has been posted before

Filed the edges of pad material down at 45 degree angle at both edges. Seems to have helped a little. Squealing is only there just before you stop.
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by PDavo » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:49 pm

alien wrote:Don’t know if this has been posted before

Filed the edges of pad material down at 45 degree angle at both edges. Seems to have helped a little. Squealing is only there just before you stop.
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by drzero » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:08 am

FWIW - I have a 2011 990 Adventure and my rear brake squeaks like mad at low speeds. I live in a dusty environment & thought that was the cause. Interesting to know it plagues the SMT.
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