Front Brake Noise?

Aug 2019
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43
Oklahoma
Just noticed on my 1299 when slowing down from about 30Mph if I am getting hard on the front brakes I am kind of getting for lack of a better description a groan from the front brakes? Seems to happen about under 20Mph to stop. If I am light on the lever no noise but if I start to give it some harder braking it seems to make a lower pitched groan. Sorry for the strange description but not sure how else to describe it.

It isn't a high pitched squeal like worn pads that I have ever heard its more of a lower harmonic noise? I haven't ever heard this from motorcycle brakes before...? I tried braking hard from higher speed but cant hear it at all. Just seems to be a low speed coming to a stop issue?

I checked pads and rotors both look just fine?
 
Aug 2019
69
43
Oklahoma
Give your rotors a lght sand with some wet and dry . Pull your pads out and check them too , 20 min job.
Will see if that helps. Bike had been sitting for around a year when I bought it so maybe they just got crap on them. Bike stops fine just makes that noise at a certain speed and pressure on brakes. You can't feel it in the lever either.

I was cleaning wheels and could have gotten cleaning crap on rotors too. :rolleyes:

Pads look ok from the front looks like plenty of wear left on them...
 
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Mar 2019
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New York
I had the same issue i changed my stock pads to new ones noise went away. I feel like the stock one even though they seem to have alot of meat left , once they are at 30% life they make a noise.
 
Aug 2019
69
43
Oklahoma
I had the same issue i changed my stock pads to new ones noise went away. I feel like the stock one even though they seem to have alot of meat left , once they are at 30% life they make a noise.
Thanks for info I will order some pads. What do you guys recommend?
 
Oct 2016
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Pull the pads out and if there is plenty left give them a couple of scrapes on flat concrete. This will make them bed in again. While they are out get an old tooth brush and soapy water and clean the pistons. If you can get them pumped out a few mm you can clean the road grime pad dust that makes a ridge which stops the pads releasing clear from the rotor
 
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Aug 2019
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Oklahoma
Pull the pads out and if there is plenty left give them a couple of scrapes on flat concrete. This will make them bed in again. While they are out get an old tooth brush and soapy water and clean the pistons. If you can get them pumped out a few mm you can clean the road grime pad dust that makes a ridge which stops the pads releasing clear from the rotor
I will try that this weekend. Does anyone know the TQ Specs on the caliper bolts?

What are the Brand and Model are the OEM Pads? Are they only available from dealer?

The pads look OK I don't know how thick they were originally I would say from other bikes pads I have changed they are about half worn. Bike only has 3500 Miles on it but maybe PO was hard on brakes etc. I can see there is material and its not worn down to where the wear lines in the pads stop.

I can try and get a picture tomorrow.
 
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