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    Squealing brakes

    The last 2 trips out, brakes are squealing very loud on long downhills. Medium to moderate brake pressure makes em really sing! Can't tell if it's front or rear. Pads appear OK at first glance but haven't had em off yet.

    A couple weeks ago they stopped squealing after a few miles. I figured the rotors had flashed over from cleaning or whatever. Once it stopped, it never crossed my mind again.

    Yesterday, they squealed from start of ride to the end. (only on long downhills) The only time they didn't squeal was after a good soak in the creek but 20 minutes later and the cat's howling again...

    Any ideas?
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    Have you thought about using brake cleaner.

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    Had the same problem. I got some CRC Disc Brake Quiet at auto store and used sand paper to clean pads. I then used the CRC per directions. Worked great and solved squeak.
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    Thanks Jim, I'll swing by and check out some CRC. It's great if it works but seems there should be a more permanent fix.

    Anyone know, are the pads metallic or semi or something??
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    If you want new ones, Brute Performance has a complete set front and rear for good price. Just can't post price here
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    Alright, so I think I found the issue. The front pads have 2 pucks each with a groove in the center for cooling or clean-out or whatever.. The grooves were packed full of mud and grit (think concrete) basically grinding my rotors every time I hit the brakes. I cleaned out the grooves with a pick and coated the rear of the pads with CRC. Also cleaned up and coated the rear pads, although there's no groove in them. I haven't had a chance to test it but I'm confident that'll take care of it.
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    haven't had any brake problems . but after a ride i always clean the brakes real good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamacat 12 View Post
    haven't had any brake problems . but after a ride i always clean the brakes real good.
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    I do too but even my pressure washer won't get in here...
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    Update.. Brakes behaved much better but still had just a little chirping early in the day. They did get quiet after a few miles though. I'm gonna say we're good.
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    I want better pads...hope someone comes up with a set.
    Tough to woh this beast down from 70.

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    I wonder if EBC has any yet, we run them on the harley's,
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    yep i can see where that could clog up ,and cause it to squeal, i use electric motor cleaner, after washing wheels and the brakes. 2 or 3 times. lol,and i'm sure you do clean them good. Yeah get some of that good old clay mud in them could be heck to get out.

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    I had squealing brakes from hell, took the pads off cleaned and treated them with Permatex disc brake quiet compound. Let the solution set up and reinstalled the brakes went out for a hard braking ride of about 23 miles, not even a squeak, love it hope it lasts.


 

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