Re: Rear brake probs?
I found this excerpt from an article after I googled, "K1200LT Floating Disk".
"Rear brake squeaking is something a lot of K1200LT owners seem to complain about. Mine did it too; sounded like a flock of angry geese whenever the rear brake was applied. My mechanic removed the pads and roughed them a bit because they were showing some glazing. This seems to have cured the problem, at least for now. Apparently the rear brake on the K1200 incorporates a floating disk. According to my mechanic, the noise may be coming from lateral movement of the disk itself on the mounting studs as a result of irregular gripping by the pads when they become glazed. Seems like there ought to be a way to lube those studs to prevent the noise, if that is what causes it."
Taking this into account, I have a new set of pads and will change them out, bed them in, and hope they don't glaze. If the glazing causes irregular gripping of the disk, 10-pt or 5-pt disk won't make any difference.
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