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Old 10-04-2012, 01:14 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by GP1200 View Post
I took the bar end weight off and sprayed WD-40 on the throttle bearing surface. Voila ! I'd prefer some grease but not sure how to get it in there. I have a brand new R1200RT so I knew the GSA throttle was not right.

Regarding the braking when turning , the tires are fairly new and not cupped. Are there actual pins that the caliper slides on, like a car ? I don't have the repair manuals yet.
i think i tried wd 40 too, and it ended up gumming it up a little bit. I ended up taking it apart which is pretty easy, small electric plug and torx screw as shown. I wouldn't use grease, i used dry graphite (like for door lock keys}

There is one pin per caliper with a small retaining clip plus noise shield. very simple to change pads in about 5 minutes.

You didn't say how many miles, but if its 30k plus the noise you may be hearing is wear indicators or the pad being thin
its starting to ride on the high ridge at the edge of the disc.







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