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Old 05-22-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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New 800gs - squeaky brakes

Hey gang,

This is my first new bike, just picked her up last weekend and have about 200km on her. The brakes are pretty squeaky (front and back), is this normal because they're new? Is it from powder residue? Dealer told me to just brake hard, but I still find this a little strange, I've had new brakes on previous bikes and never had this problem.

Sorry if the question has been covered but I didn't find anything on the topic.

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Old 05-22-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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I have the same issue on mine with 2200 miles, unless I brake hard. Sorry, don't know the exact cause or fix for it.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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I have the same issue on mine with 2200 miles, unless I brake hard. Sorry, don't know the exact cause or fix for it.
Seriously? And did you bring it in to have it checked out? If it's doing it at 2200 miles, I'd say something is certainly wrong....
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:11 PM   #4
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Yes, Seriously.

Mine just has a slight squeakiness to it. Nothing that I am too concerned about. Braking action is still what it's supposed to be.

This bike is no different than several cars that I've owned or driven. Most of those have been fixed by new, higher quality brake pads. I'm not to the point of doing that yet. It's been a while since I checked them, but they were fine then.

Granted, I'm no mechanic so there may be a problem.

I'm actually more concerned with the "play" in the floating calipers. And by concern I mean that I am aware of it, not overly concerned.

I didn't have the dealer check anything because it became more pronounced sometime after the 600 mile service.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:52 PM   #5
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Mine does it too, has since day one and still does with 2500km on it.
As does my wife's 08 F650 with 7000km on it. Think its just how these floating caliper brakes are. Not sure if there is anything we can really do, ive tinkered with them a few times and just changed the squeak, never managed to get rid of it.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:18 AM   #6
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Your thread title should read
"800 GS brake squeak...don't buy one!!"

Mine squeak a little. I guess I just never cared. Didn't think to mention it to the dealer. Maybe I don't notice it so much since I ride with plugs.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:10 PM   #7
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Your thread title should read
"800 GS brake squeak...don't buy one!!"

Mine squeak a little. I guess I just never cared. Didn't think to mention it to the dealer. Maybe I don't notice it so much since I ride with plugs.
haha, that other post was hilarious! The brakes is the only issue I found, I will ask them to take a look during my first service. No big deal but it's a new bike, bothers me somewhat. Other than that, love the bike, just got back from a 200km day trip in the Laurentians, handled great!
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:00 PM   #8
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3500 miles now and no squeaking! Buy one!

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