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Old 05-09-2003, 07:17 AM   #1
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Squealing Brakes

The pads on my adventure are new (3000km) and clean. For some reason they have started to squeal like crazzzy when stopping at low speed. Short of making sure that i always stop from high speed i dont know how to fix this. Was going to take them out todya and sand them down a bit to see if they're glazed, but i doubt it.... Haven't really done any rough/hard riding.
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Old 05-09-2003, 10:06 AM   #2
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What pads are fitted? - I had alot of noise from the original pads. When I fitted EBC pads as replacements almost all of the noise went away.
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Old 05-09-2003, 10:48 AM   #3
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stockers squeal like pigs
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Old 05-10-2003, 02:56 AM   #4
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ok...ok... I guess i'm riding the pig then. I will sand like a bastard tomorrow, and if it doesn't work i will replace with aftermarket bits

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Old 05-10-2003, 05:59 AM   #5
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My brakes squeal below the speed of 10 mph, too..
but I just keep them as is, just to annoy the other vehicles so they know that I am stopping.


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ok...ok... I guess i'm riding the pig then. I will sand like a bastard tomorrow, and if it doesn't work i will replace with aftermarket bits

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Old 05-11-2003, 09:00 AM   #6
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It sure gets attention! Guess i'll just have to drag the rear at low speed to avoid all the stares! :):
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Old 05-11-2003, 09:23 AM   #7
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My front dunlop pads used to squeel..now after about 1000kms they have stopped.

Yeah..give 'em a little sanding, and maybe look into some of that automotive pad glue to put on the back of 'em. I've heard that that works too.
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Old 05-11-2003, 10:17 AM   #8
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It started at the 3000km mark... So i dunno.. Going to go sand now and put some silicone on the backs. Should help a bit.
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Old 05-15-2003, 09:50 PM   #9
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Does anyone know if there is something I can do to my rotors? I have two sets of wheels and the new set squeals but the older set is fine. I don't remember if it was the front or rear though.
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Old 06-13-2003, 11:34 AM   #10
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Same problem on my 02. Stockers bedded in, squealed. Dunlopads bedded in, squealed. EBC's bedded in, squealed. Always the same frequency and volume. Gooped the backs of the pads, no change. All I can nail it down to is the design of the front rotor. Every second "arm" is a "floater", and I think it's allowing too much flex in the plate, allowing the vibration which causes the noise.

As this is obviously not an uncommon problem, has anybody gotten any response from KTM? My dealer said that on the 300mm rotors this problem is sometimes evident with stock pads, but disappears with the Dunlopads. He's trying to get some info from KTM, but being a small Canadian dealer, pull with the OEM is little, I think.

Any ideas/suggestions, guys?
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Old 06-13-2003, 10:57 PM   #11
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As this is obviously not an uncommon problem, has anybody gotten any response from KTM? My dealer said that on the 300mm rotors this problem is sometimes evident with stock pads, but disappears with the Dunlopads. He's trying to get some info from KTM, but being a small Canadian dealer, pull with the OEM is little, I think.

Any ideas/suggestions, guys?
KTM is no different than any other manufacturer, if it's not life threatening, then it's not a big issue.

They can be a big pain in the ass, but be persistant, and a pain in the ass too, you'll get answers.
Unfortunately, KTM USA is denying any issue with the front end of the '02 Adventure, but a dealer in Germany is familiar with our plight.

Shitty KTM wheel/brake owners unite!

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Old 06-14-2003, 02:48 AM   #12
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The simple way to get rid of your "squealing" brakes, is to find a quiet road away from folks, put the bike in first gear and rev the engine to around 4,000rpm or so, then squeeze the particular brake on hard on for 5 seconds, then off, then on again, and so on, so that the engine is working against the brake.

After a few hard squeezes the "squeal" will go away, (until the next time), so you just repeat the process. Simple, quick, effective.

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Old 06-14-2003, 04:02 AM   #13
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Put a piece of duct tape on the back of each pad, between the pad and caliper. Always works for me. As I understand it, the vibration is coming from this point of contact, and not the pad to rotor. It's the same idea as the anti-squeel goo, just better.

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Old 10-06-2004, 06:10 AM   #14
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Tape

Is that 100 mph fabric duct tape or the metallic heating duct tape (more heat resistant?).

Anyone else tried this?

Tried the sanding+leading/trailing edge bevel+copper anti-sieze on the pad backs = no joy. Still squeals likes a bastard.
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Old 10-06-2004, 06:44 AM   #15
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Is that 100 mph fabric duct tape or the metallic heating duct tape (more heat resistant?).

Anyone else tried this?

Tried the sanding+leading/trailing edge bevel+copper anti-sieze on the pad backs = no joy. Still squeals likes a bastard.
After 17,000km the squeal is now history, but I don't know why, can only guess that it's wear. Last May, had spent most of the spring riding in the muck, no squeal. Went on a trip to New England then North Carolina, and after a day it was back. Now it's gone again. No clue on this one.
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