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Old 08-06-2002, 04:34 PM   #1
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Eh? KTM Adv. hissing brakes

Hi there,

My KTM 640 Adventure makes a LOT of noise when braking. I have been told it's because the brake pads are of the "metal" kind.

Any info/suggestion ?

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Old 08-06-2002, 07:07 PM   #2
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any drilled rotor will make a hissing noise while the brakes are applied. get used to it.
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Old 08-06-2002, 07:13 PM   #3
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Mine don't make any more noise than any other brakes most of the time. I do notice that they will scrape a bit more when dusted with dry dirt than my GS and don't seem to clean themselves off as quickly either. I haven't seen any inordinate wear of the disks so I haven't been too concerned.

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Old 08-06-2002, 09:15 PM   #4
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Mine scream like a banshee... dealer said, "That's normal."

I need to take the pads off and grind on em'...
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Old 08-07-2002, 09:28 AM   #5
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Quite possible mine are not the stock brake pads. My Adventure was a demo setup for a magazine test. They may have swapped out the pads along with the other mods they did.

I don't use my brakes much anyway.

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Old 08-13-2002, 10:14 AM   #6
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I should pop mine off and slightly sand them to see if I can eliminate the howl... scares some folks when I come screamin' into a crosswalk!
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Old 08-14-2002, 04:03 PM   #7
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I have a 2002 and it sqeels like a pig
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Old 08-14-2002, 08:07 PM   #8
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My 01 Dakar rear brake used to squeal like a stuck pig. Brembo pads, dealer not much value in resolving. Last week I got so pissed of with it I got a replacement set of EBC kevlar pads and they are great. For $41 Aus I have better feel and absolutely no noise instead of scaring the shit out of poor pedestrians as I pull up at the lights.

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