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Old 12-08-2012, 01:04 PM   #848
Harvey Krumpet
Studly Adventurer
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: The Shaky Isles
Oddometer: 940
Originally Posted by Vulfy View Post

Oh, what can I do to reducing the screeching of the new brake pads??? My rear screams like a banshee.
I thought squeaky brakes was de rigeur?

I'm guessing the caliper was cleaned & lubed when they were changed? Make sure the pads are seated correctly & moving freely on the pins. Check the disc for scoring or warping too. Check the disc carrier & hub mounts too for slop or any damage. If all is hunky dory whip the pads out & give them a good rub on some smooth concrete to speed up the bedding in process.
Nothing to report on the wobbling front but I have managed to squeeze in some adventure riding on both bikes. Took me 2 hours to get a pie the other day. Not sure if it's a side effect of the practice but I feel much happier sliding the portly, 240kg, TDM around on gravel. Might just have been a burst of sap now that summer has arrived & it's getting hawt!
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