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post #1 of 4 Old Jul 26th, 2006, 8:15 pm Thread Starter
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Rear Rotor Glaze?

I'm putting on EBC Double H, FA304HH rear brake pads. I have them on now and the noise is driving me nuts, but am going to try another set and see what happens. Has any one used sand paper to take off the glaze, before installing new pads and did it help? Should I use 100 or finer? Bike has 20,000 miles on it.

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post #2 of 4 Old Jul 26th, 2006, 9:11 pm
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Rear Rotor Glaze

The noise drives me crazy as well. I have wondered about the sandpaper idea too and would be interested if anyone had tried this idea.
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The noise comes from the back of the pads contacting the pistons.

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post #4 of 4 Old Jul 26th, 2006, 11:43 pm
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Pull the pads

Cut a cardboard cereal box to make a shim that'll fit between the caliper's pistons and the pads. Make sure it's smaller than the pads, but covers the pistons.

Put a shim behind each pad, on top of the pistons and fully re-assemble everything. Yup - ride it like ya stole it with the shims in place.


Now, if they get wet, they will take on water and degrade. You can use a wax impregnated cardboard - like for a popcicle box. It'll hold up better.

No, it's not my idea - a member here by name of 'jackd' shared that one with me in this thread:


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