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Old 05-30-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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So when I was doing some tests on the steering, I notice some faint clicking - almost like what my problem is but 10x weaker sound. The sound came from right side front caliper. The top cover/protector that can be removed to get a peek on the pads were making some noise but the screws were on tight. I remove the cover and am able to make some noise similar to what my problem is by using my finger to wiggle stuff. I check the left caliper and the cover does not make the noise but the pads also have a little play.


Is there suposed to be some play in the pads? The pads have a lot of life on them and I just flushed the fluids. Any ideas?

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They float on two guide pins.

There should also be a tention bracket to push the pads towards the rotors.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:03 AM   #3
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So when I was doing some tests on the steering, I notice some faint clicking - almost like what my problem is but 10x weaker sound. The sound came from right side front caliper. The top cover/protector that can be removed to get a peek on the pads were making some noise but the screws were on tight. I remove the cover and am able to make some noise similar to what my problem is by using my finger to wiggle stuff. I check the left caliper and the cover does not make the noise but the pads also have a little play.


Is there suposed to be some play in the pads? The pads have a lot of life on them and I just flushed the fluids. Any ideas?

Thanks.
I took the clips out of my front brake pads so now they just float and make a liyylr bit of noise. I dunno how the kawis calipers are compared to the gsxrs
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:34 PM   #4
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I took the clips out of my front brake pads so now they just float and make a liyylr bit of noise. I dunno how the kawis calipers are compared to the gsxrs
does the noise happen only when you break? mine does not even happen every time I break. I guess some times more than others the pads would go further apart from the rotor, then when I hit the break lever I will hear the pistons (i guess) push the pads.

I will look into the manual later and mingle with the breaks the next few days.

*I understand the risks messing with breaks, but with the manual by my side, I hope to learn about it*

Any tips/tricks I should do while I'm down there?
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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Ares, I lifted up the bike and spinned the wheels to test it for you, there is a slight drag of the pads to the rotors
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:20 PM   #6
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Ares, I lifted up the bike and spinned the wheels to test it for you, there is a slight drag of the pads to the rotors
Which isnt a bad thing. Keyword: Slight.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:33 PM   #7
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sometimes the rivits that the rotors float on will make a little noise? Could that be it?
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