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post #1 of 7 Old May 24th, 2007, 8:31 pm Thread Starter
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Squeeling brakes/still

Rear brakes still squeeling at low speed on my 2002 LT, even with EBC's installed. Only way I've found to stop it is use the front brake only at near stop. Haven't checked in here in quite a while, was wondering if maybe BMW has yet succumbed to their error in rear brake mounting and offered an actual fix that will work, or if anyone else has a fix to offer other than EBC's and cereal box tops. Any advice would be appreciated, as always.
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post #2 of 7 Old May 24th, 2007, 10:09 pm
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Seems part of the key may be new pads, clean rotor and proper bedding in. Several of us have had good luck with this ::knock on wood::

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Mine are original and have never squeeled. The rear disc developed a "chatter" and was replaced under warrenty.
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post #5 of 7 Old May 25th, 2007, 7:31 am
 
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Mine got better when I quit trying to fix them. 34,000 miles & very little squeel.
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post #6 of 7 Old May 25th, 2007, 8:18 am
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I find that when I get lazy and only use the front brake that the rear brake squeel is most noticable. I follow CFell's advice and bed in the rear brake and the squeel will go away. YMMV

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post #7 of 7 Old May 25th, 2007, 9:11 am
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I find that when I get lazy and only use the front brake that the rear brake squeel is most noticable. I follow CFell's advice and bed in the rear brake and the squeel will go away. YMMV
Agree with Alan - as a relatively new LT owner, I've found the more I use the rear the quieter and smoother it works. I also see a lot of dust on the wheel, more than any previous bike. I'm guessing the rear pads drag a bit and dust builds up if not used regularly. If I lay off the rear for a while, it squeals and scrunches until the dust is cleared by braking or blowing it out.

I'm close to needing new pads so this thread is real timely for me. Thanks for the links on proper brake bedding. Sounds like I've done it half-assed in the past.
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