new rotors and brakes , squealing

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  1. THOM1

    THOM1 Member

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    just installed new stainless steel polisher rotors and new harley OEM brakes to my 06 roadking. the look is good BUT i cant stand the high pitched squeal from these brakes, sounds like a big truck with bad brakes coming to a stop. what do i need to do to shut these things up. I dont know if it is the rotors or pads but most likely the rotors since I have never put on stainless rotors before, any help here would be great. thanks Hop
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You can put some antisieze or Napa Sylgilde on the backing plates to help with the noise. Is all the hardware cleaned and lubed this will make a difference:s
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    To prevent brake squealing i coat the backing plate of the pads with copper grease always works for me

    Brian
     
  5. btsom

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    Could you provide a brand name or SKU code and the places it can be obtained or a picture of the package for us poor folks who have never heard of this stuff before?
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As i am in Scotland the availability of products may be different i pick it up any place that sell automotive luricants here is a link to one
    Carlube Copper Grease 500ml: Amazon.co.uk: Car Motorbike

    Brian
     
  8. karlsbike

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    Yupp, copper paste on the back of the pads is the ticket. I used it on my original pre-2000 brakes, the upgraded 2000-up ones, and now finally on my EBC set-up with floating rotors. Never had squealing...
    I also use copper paste for the pins, but then again I probably overuse it.
    Basically, anything that should be free to move/be removed = copper paste
    Anything that should be stuck = Locktite