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Hi guys, I've got a 2004 1000, with Galfer wave rear rotor and EBC HH pads. When the brakes get warm the rear squeaks like mad. I can make it go away temporarily with the sticky red disk brake goop, but after a few days it comes back again. Any ideas on how to make it go away completely? It wasn't there with the stock pads/rotor, but arrived as soon as I went aftermarket on the pads.
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I tried both with and without the shim, with and without the goo, and with both shim and goo....LOL. All variations are squeaking. I've made sure that the goo is good and set before assembly so no mess.
 

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sometimes different pads do it with different rotors, but those shims should get rid of it for the most part. In all honesty though i never use my rear brake enough to notice anything. I can't remember the last time i touched the rear brake.
 

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you could try putting your oem rear pad back on there and see if it was the compound that ebc uses against the galfer that is causing it. Just one way to eliminate it if the shims don't. things like this are often just testing until you figure it out. Start with the easy ways and work your way to the harder methods
 

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you shouldnt be using your rear brake unless you have a passenger
 

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^^^ what about slippery conditions and stopping on gravel...betcha forgot about that:fact
 

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sorry if i may came off like an ass, im just stateing the obvious
 

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Couple things you can / should do.

1st - Ditch the HH Pad on the rear. You dont need that agressive of a compound on the rear. You can use whatever brand you want, but just go back to the normal Semi-metallic compound.
2nd - Clean the Rotor with some glass bead blasting. Dont get to carried away, just enough to remove embeded brake pad residue.
 

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on going away from the HH pad on the rear. I use a stock ad on the rear of all my bikes. Almost 24K on my factory rear brake pad on my 05
 

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Well thanks guys, you've given me some good suggestions to try out, I appreciate it. It'll be awhile before I know what worked....too cold, wet, sandy to ride right now.
 

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KWComp said:
Couple things you can / should do.

1st - Ditch the HH Pad on the rear. You dont need that agressive of a compound on the rear. You can use whatever brand you want, but just go back to the normal Semi-metallic compound.
2nd - Clean the Rotor with some glass bead blasting. Dont get to carried away, just enough to remove embeded brake pad residue.
I've read when swapping organic to metallic either bead blast or scrub with scotchbrite.

Also, if you wash/wax your bike, clean all that crap off the rotors with rubbing alcohol / brake cleaner.

Finally has anybody considered a rear wheel misalignment? Whether or not that would introduce a squeak by favoring a leading edge?
 

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sqchram said:
I've read when swapping organic to metallic either bead blast or scrub with scotchbrite.

Also, if you wash/wax your bike, clean all that crap off the rotors with rubbing alcohol / brake cleaner.

Finally has anybody considered a rear wheel misalignment? Whether or not that would introduce a squeak by favoring a leading edge?
The Caliper mount hangs on the Axle, if the wheel were crooked it would be crooked with it. :biggrin
 

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if you're using an hh rear pad I would swap that out for a nice organic pad as other said. We don't even sell hh rear pads as they cause more lockups and crashes then they help anyone.
 

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Well it's been a while...
I cleaned the rotor: no good
I sanded the pads: no good
I used pad|goop|shim|goop: no good
I used disk brake grease on the back of bare pads, on the locator pin and on the end of the pin where it goes back into the caliper: to my amazement...squeak is gone. Blows my mind but it seems to be good. Heaven knows if it really will last...it's been 2 weeks now and it never stayed quiet for more than a week with the other experiments. I'll probably regret saying it's working by the time a month has gone by...LOL...
 
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