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new EBC brakes squealing...

I just replaced the brake pads on my 03 LT and after a couple hundred miles they are producing an "Mild" squeal during casual slow stops. This happens when there is only a minor amount of pressure applied and just before the bike comes to a stop.

I chamfered the linnings at install.
After the squeal, I removed and installed insulators (shims) on the back.
(a suggestion I read on this site)
No change.

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Re: new EBC brakes squealing...

Generally, (I know, I know....) guys who tend to brake lightly, more than HARD, seem to develop some brake squeal.

Also, if you don't 'bed' the new pads in, it also seems to happen.

Find a nice piece of open road, get it up to 75 and brake HARD.

Then ride and let the brakes cool, and do it again, and then cool and do it a third time. This beds in the pads. I've never had squeal with either the BMW pads or EBCs after following these procedures.

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Re: new EBC brakes squealing...

Did you use the standard pads ? .... or the HH semi metalics ?

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Re: new EBC brakes squealing...

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Generally, (I know, I know....) guys who tend to brake lightly, more than HARD, seem to develop some brake squeal.
Just an FYI, that's how I bedded in my brakes after BMW repalced the rotor under warrenty. No squeal and excellant stopping power. I always bed them in slowley as to not overheat the rotor and develop hot spots that can harden the rotor (that's a BAD thing).

Most squeals are due to a vibrating part. As we all know the LT's stock rear rotor has a tendency to vibrate and squeal. Only real solution I know of is to replace the rotor with the newer style or possible an aftermarket version.

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Re: new EBC brakes squealing...

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Did you use the standard pads ? .... or the HH semi metalics ?
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