squeaky front brakes

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by 99rk, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. 99rk

    99rk New Member

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    hi folks i ride a 99 rkc and i changed the front brakes afew months ago and they started squeaking all the time, so i reebuilt the calipers and it stopped for about a month now it is slowlly comming back any suggestions
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    To prevent brake squeal i coat the backplate of the brake pads with copper grease (anti seize) it dampens the harmonic vibration and the squeal goes away

    Brian
     
  4. You can also angle the rear edge of the pads a bit with sandpaper on a flat surface. I have also heard of swaping the rotors from left to right to remove the squeek.
     
  5. cycleman11

    cycleman11 Member

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    They make stuff especially for brakes comes in a tube & easy to use. That's what I've used to coat the back of the pads and the pins that some brakes have for allowing the pads to slide on.

    Any auto parts store would have it.
     
  6. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil Junior Member

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    I also now use the copper antiseize. I beveled the edges once and it did not help.
     
  7. rydahog

    rydahog Active Member

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    zactly what they said,,coat back and pins with brake pad grease at your favorite auto store,,or bike,,i also think the pins use a different grease then pads,,check this first,,,:newsmile036: