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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 11th, 2007, 9:17 pm Thread Starter
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I have a 05 LT my problem is in the last fue feet of a stop especially when
riding two up,its almost impossible to come to a smooth stop . My brakes
squeak an i'm getting ready to replace them . What pad should I choose to
help with both these problems ?
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Does not matter what pad you use....get use to the squeak...

I have an 05 that I could not stop the squeak no matter what I did and I did everything you will find on this board...*If this is the only complaint I have with this wonderful bike I will have nothing to complain about!

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No squeal brakes

Find yourself a back road with no traffic, get up to 60, 65 mph and slammed both brakes on, come to almost a complete stop. Do this a couple of times. Your brakes should stop squealing. I have 28000 miles on my 05's brakes, have almost half the brakes left and no squealing at all. Chuck
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I believe the ONLY way to get adjusted to the grabbing slow speed is many miles of practice..that being said they will still surprise you once in awhile........But you have serious brakes when the time comes you need them!!

As for the squealing I ignore it and my wife gripes.

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Find yourself a back road with no traffic, get up to 60, 65 mph and slammed both brakes on, come to almost a complete stop. Do this a couple of times. Your brakes should stop squealing. I have 28000 miles on my 05's brakes, have almost half the brakes left and no squealing at all. Chuck
More detailed information on the 'Bedding In' process; check out this thread. Works on OEM pads, since your brakes are integrated, you may want to increase reps by one or two; follow instructions carefully:

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...hlight=Squeaky

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I have a 05 LT my problem is in the last fue feet of a stop especially when
riding two up,its almost impossible to come to a smooth stop . My brakes
squeak an i'm getting ready to replace them . What pad should I choose to
help with both these problems ?
The cure is buy a GT. Brakes are dead quiet and very easy to modulate at any speed.

Skeptical? Ask Joe.

Don't want a GT? Buy EBC pads and fit the shim. Chamfer the leading edge 45 degrees.

Rob Nelson

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More than 132,000 (recently corrected higher) motorcycle riders have died in traffic crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety Act of 1966 and The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966. Be careful out there.
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