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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2010, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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950 squealing brakes?

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I was out riding my v star 950 the yesterday and realized that my front brake is squealing . I have just over 4,500 miles on my bike. Pads are not worn and the rotor is not gouged. Any suggestions to get rid of the squeal.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2010, 05:14 PM
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I have a friend with a 650 that squeals every time he stops; mine squeal from time to time (about 6k on the odometer). I don't think there's anything wrong; might just be a mismatch of pad type and rotor from the factory. I don't consider it a real issue; however it can get old real fast.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2010, 09:26 PM
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If not worn out, causing the problem, a little dust or plain being dirty will make them squeal till cleaned up a bit. I make mine quit by being aggresive with the front brake a time or two, the parts store guy suggested sand them a bit (the pads), I never tryed that one, but makes sense, especialy if they may be a bit glazed. Just a couple thoughts. Ride safe.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010, 08:32 PM
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It might be some Gravel or sand causing the noise, spray some water between the pad and rotor.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-04-2010, 09:02 AM
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It's usaully caused by dust. If you have accsess to an air compressor, spray them out real good with some air.

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