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Old 03-11-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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950 front brake squeals like a stuck pig!

My 03 950 is a UK road bike, used for long distance tours heavily loaded,with occasional forays into sandy trails in Maroc. Its always had front brake squeal l and yes I have read about copper slip or shims but about to change the pads. Any you prefer?
EBC are cheap but the service manual reckons you MUST fit Toshiba ones - huh? usual thing is that factory approved cost 3 times as much but i think scintered are a good idea
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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EBC are cheap but the service manual reckons you MUST fit Toshiba ones - huh?
Blah, Blah, Blah. I run EBC reds. No problems. They don't last as long as that squeeling hunk of metal they call a brake pad that comes on the bike, but my bike no longer sounds like a Mac truck when it stops.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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Squeal is vibration.

You can use any of the following methods to stop the squeal/vibration:

Copper-slip
Special anti-squeal compound
3M double-sided tape (as VW do)
Self adhesive aluminium tape
Silicon mastic

Any of the above, applied to the backs of the pads will do the job, though copper-slip may not work in the most severe cases.

I use SBS 'Sinter' pads, fitted dry, and can confirm no squeal. These pads will not cause premature disk wear. I've been using them for around 30,000 miles. Performance is as good at OE pads. Life is about 15,000 miles (my OE pads lasted 35,000 miles). Price is about 20 per disk.

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Old 03-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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Squeal is vibration.

You can use any of the following methods to stop the squeal/vibration:

Copper-slip
Special anti-squeal compound
3M double-sided tape (as VW do)
Self adhesive aluminium tape
Silicon mastic

Any of the above, applied to the backs of the pads will do the job, though copper-slip may not work in the most severe cases.

I use SBS 'Sinter' pads, fitted dry, and can confirm no squeal. These pads will not cause premature disk wear. I've been using them for around 30,000 miles. Performance is as good at OE pads. Life is about 15,000 miles (my OE pads lasted 35,000 miles). Price is about 20 per disk.

Good Luck
+1 on copper paste on the back of the pads.. At least it solved the problem on my bike (using the OEM pads) :) ( This is what I use: http://www.motorex.com/index.cfm?oid...&eintragId=128 )
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
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Mine squealed like a mad pig aswell. After i took the calipers off to have a look and clean i decided to rebuild them, including new lock pins.
It ain't very cheap to buy 4 cilinders, the rubbers and 2 pins but it's not like i have to do it every year.

Copper grease is the common maintenance requirement IMO.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #6
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Wurth Brake Paste

I had the same problem with my 950SM brakes and I found copper slip didn't work.

I was recommended Wurth Brake Paste, about 1 a sachet which is plenty for the whole bike. It seems to be more tacky and I've had no problems since.

Still running the original front pads at 26,000 miles, albeit on the road only!
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