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post #1 of 12 Old May 31st, 2009, 1:57 pm Thread Starter
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Brake Squeal Fixed!

I finally got around to replacing my rear pads with the recommended Ducati pads (with the bottom edges trimmed) and what a difference! No squeal!! I haven't done any hard braking yet, but I suspect they will be as good as gold. Thanks again to the folks on this forum for the help!!
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I finally got around to replacing my rear pads with the recommended Ducati pads (with the bottom edges trimmed) and what a difference! No squeal!! I haven't done any hard braking yet, but I suspect they will be as good as gold. Thanks again to the folks on this forum for the help!!
Sounds as if I should consider the same...My rear brakes get more looks than the Pretty bike does. I've gotten used to only using the front in parking lots.
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post #3 of 12 Old May 31st, 2009, 2:26 pm
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Re: Brake Squeal Fixed!

How long have the new pads been on the bike? I replaced my tires this week on Tuesday and the brakes didn't squeek again until Saturday. It may be related to removing the calipers and cleaning the rotors.

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Well, they've only been on for a test ride... But I had removed and cleaned the old ones with no change to the squeal at any time. I'll report back after I get some miles on the new pads.
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Re: Brake Squeal Fixed!

I was told by mechanics at my dealership that the squeak was due to the rotor vibration inherent in the bike. Nothing I could do about it. How do Ducati pads eliminate or absorb that vibration?
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I replaced my stock pads with EBC sintered pads 19,000 miles ago. Bedded them in and have not had a peep from them since. The inherent vibration must only happen around that dealership due to the depth of the bullcrap on the floor.

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My '06 developed a squeal that was corrected 15,000 miles ago by the stealer replacing the rear disc. The old disk was a floating 12 stud design and the new one is a fixed 5 stud.

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Where did you purchase ducati brake pads?
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Where did you purchase ducati brake pads?
I purchased Ducati pads online about 8 years ago, can't remember from who...But I do remember when I mentioned to the sales person that I was going to install them on a BMW motorcycle he refused to process the order due to liability. So, I found out what Ducati model the pads would fit, called back & placed my order.

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Most new pads when installed will not squeak.... then after a few days, it starts again. In order to keep the new pads from squeaking you must bed them in.

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Where did you purchase ducati brake pads?
I don't think folks are buying Ducati branded brake pads but rather are buying brake pads fitted for Ducati motorcycles but manufactured by 3rd party mfg's such as EBC and others. There are instruction on this site explaining how to grind the corners of the pads designed for Ducatis so that they fit interference free on the rear brake of the LT.

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I don't think folks are buying Ducati branded brake pads but rather are buying brake pads fitted for Ducati motorcycles but manufactured by 3rd party mfg's such as EBC and others. There are instruction on this site explaining how to grind the corners of the pads designed for Ducatis so that they fit interference free on the rear brake of the LT.

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EBC now makes a BMW LT specific rear pad that has the corners already taken off, it is the FA304HH pad. I **think** but am not sure that the pad you speak of is the FA301HH. If you put them back to back you will see they are identical except for the corner and 15 minutes of your time at the grinding wheel.

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