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Old 08-19-2009, 05:02 AM   #21
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honsbeek,

Moke1k's advice concerning pistons and mine on the bobbins are 'by the way' issues. Your squeaking and squealing are disc or pad issues.

Assuming that you have no pulsing in the brake lever, and that the old pads were evenly worn, that is.

Try cleaning the rotors. I'm fairly certain that will quiet the front end. Mine tends to get noisy after I've ridden in the rain, and I get road mung on the rotors.

Good luck!
My thoughts exactly , OK here is what I did .

I took off the front brake calipers and inspected the pistons.
I first cleaned the rotors off course, I noticed that the right brake caliper's piston (One of them did not really want to come out, when blocking the other 3) eventually I got them all to come out and cleaned the piston walls with cleaner. I was wondering if it is a good idea to spray a little WD40 onto the piston walls.

Anyway , today I drove off and perfect , no squeaks and squeals.
However during my return trip home a little squeaking returned on more harder braking.

By the way my old pads were worn down very evenly ...

I am afraid that the GOO mentioned before is not available in myy location. But I could look harder of course..

Thanks for all the help
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:10 AM   #22
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My thoughts exactly , OK here is what I did .

I took off the front brake calipers and inspected the pistons.
I first cleaned the rotors off course, I noticed that the right brake caliper's piston (One of them did not really want to come out, when blocking the other 3) eventually I got them all to come out and cleaned the piston walls with cleaner. I was wondering if it is a good idea to spray a little WD40 onto the piston walls.

Anyway , today I drove off and perfect , no squeaks and squeals.
However during my return trip home a little squeaking returned on more harder braking.

By the way my old pads were worn down very evenly ...

I am afraid that the GOO mentioned before is not available in myy location. But I could look harder of course..

Thanks for all the help
NO WD-40 OR ANY OTHER SPRAY LUBE!

Only brake parts cleaner, or brake fluid should be used on any brake components (with the exception of a hi-temp silicone grease on caliper pins and bushings).
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:45 AM   #23
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+1 on the 'Hawks post!

DO NOT put anything on the brake caliper pistons except (clean) brake fluid. Other than brake cleaner, but hopefully you know that already.

Did you clean the rotors?
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:27 PM   #24
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Yes I cleaned the rotors , and I seemed to have helped a lot ,,, thanks for all the feedback ,
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