Squeeky rear brake

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Ktkeith » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:37 am

That's why I always use Paypal, no delivery you get your money back.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by limeyduffa » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:11 pm

Hi Keith. I used paypal, but the pads cost $25USD. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and not cause anomosity (with international customers). They definately sent the package, so I'll leave it at that. If this happens again with my next international purchase, I won't be lenient.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by kevxtx » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:07 am

Fitted my rear organic pads tonight at 900kms, no more noise all gone, this SMT was 10 time worse than my SMR for brake squeal.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by limeyduffa » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:04 am

Thanks Kev for info :)

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by alien » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:19 am

Here’s a novel idea.


Was talking to my dealer about this problem. Ex road racer Phillip McCallen (TT, NW200 etc...). He gave me the usual advice to clean and grease the pads.

He also gave me some riding tips for SMT with ABS. He said with the quality of the brakes that when he rides SMT he hardly uses front brake, he mainly uses the rear. He suggested that when having a spirited ride as you approach the bend hit the rear brake as hard as you like and let the ABS do its job and leaving the front stable for the corner.

I’ve tried this and it works, but as an added bonus the rear brake does not squeak anymore :D
On down side don’t think the pads will last very long :?
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Chas » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:29 pm

The 'novel idea' of using the rear brakes only for 'spirited riding' does not make sense and goes against the accepted standard protocol of using primarily the front brake for slowing down. Was your dealer a dirt track racer? Dirt track racers are known for using the rear brake for setting up slides. This would not be practical on pavement.
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by alien » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:58 pm

Obviously you back off the rear brake before tipping it in.

As far as I know Phillip only did road racing.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by ogden » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:38 pm

Chas wrote:The 'novel idea' of using the rear brakes only for 'spirited riding' does not make sense and goes against the accepted standard protocol of using primarily the front brake for slowing down.
The trouble with accepted standards is they're generally bollocks. The accepted standard for an emergency stop is a combination of front and rear. On a shitty old bike with drum brakes that might work, but on anything modern a handful of front will have the rear in the air and the rear left with nothing to do but lock up.

I'm a bit mixed on this. On one hand I know how I currently ride, and that's using the big rear brake that sits just below the airbox. I only really use the rear brake proper when riding around town, and even then only maybe. Out of town I use engine braking - if I get as far as pulling the lever it means I've either fucked up, lost my bottle, or removed my brain for a bit to be a very naughty boy.

But I also know the soft suspension on the SMT means the front dives faster than a U-boat full of concrete, and there's more weight over the rear than you'd get with a full-blown sportsbike, so using just the rear might offer an advantage. I'll give it a go at some point and see what happens. If it ends up with me going through a hedge, I'll come back and whinge.
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Chas » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:34 pm

If I had to depend upon the rear brake for slowing down or stopping I would be in big trouble. I recently installed a set of EBC organic brake pads and while they eliminated the horrible squeaking brake syndrome, when I stomp on the brake peddle for all I'm worth the rate of decelaration is mild at best.
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by 1coolbanana » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:28 am

Ive had the dreaded brake squeal with every 990/950 so far.
Ive replaced them all straight away with Metal Gear sintered pads and the problem never returns.
They do organic too if thats your flavour.
Available locally via ebay, very reasonably priced and a great product and they do great rotors too.
I just bought a full set front and rear for the SMT, unfortunately not because they squeal but because the PO over greased the axles to buggery and got grease on the discs and pads.

Oh, btw grease on them fixes the squeal too :lol: :lol: :lol: (joking :shock: )

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by kevxtx » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:28 am

I can second that there pads work well.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by Neil 990 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:31 pm

I have a new 2013 SMT, and my rear brake starts howling about ten feet before complete stop. It does this almost every time. It's pretty annoying, and actually startled me the first few times it happened. I have 350 miles on the bike, and was hoping it would brake in and subside. it's at the dealer now, getting pimped out. Wondering if I should tell them to swap the pads while they have it?

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by kevxtx » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:45 am

I would, I change my rear pads as soon as I get my new 990's.

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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by tripower » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:44 pm

I've been running the EBC "181TT" carbon pads with the red backing plate on my SMT, but they aren't the answer for me. They cured the noise, but they also reduced the power of my rear brake. Looking for another solution... :(

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Squeeky rear brake

Post by Rangoonruns » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:01 pm

I have tried a few types of pads and when the last set worn out I threw the originals back in to get me by
Guess what totally silent??????
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Re: Squeeky rear brake

Post by ogden » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:05 pm

I've been using Bendix MR pads (type 171) on mine since May, and I can't remember the last time I heard any squealing.

The MFs work well up front too.
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