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Old 09-05-2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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Squealing noice from drum brakes. Help!!

Whenever I apply the brakes I hear this squealing noise from my rear brakes(drum). If I hold the lever to where it is gently being applied I can continue to make the noise. Lately this will happen like the first couple of times when I take it out for that day but tonight it didnt go away.

I haven't screwed with anything. The only thing I did today was lube and adjust the chain and gave it a good wash. Maybe water got in the drum and it just needs to dry out? Is it from all the humidity and muggyness?

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Old 09-05-2007, 11:40 PM   #2
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could be water.....but drum brakes usually start squeeling on their own.

not sure about big bikes....but the rear drum brakes on my crf100 squeel after they get some heat

maybe try gettting your drum brakes re-adjusted.
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the drum and the shoe is glazed. Take a 180 grit sand paper and remove thin layer on the shoe and the drum.
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:14 PM   #4
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the drum and the shoe is glazed. Take a 180 grit sand paper and remove thin layer on the shoe and the drum.
WOW! That was quick. Thanks for the help man, I just got back in test driving it and I hear nothing! Only took 30 minutes!
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WTF? I hear it again! Its not as bad but I still hear it and its very noticeable everytime I stop. The reason I am so picky about this is because I am trying to sell it and I want it in tip-top shape. I guess I gotta do it again this weekend.
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:24 AM   #6
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I don't know about drum brakes on a bike but on old eagle tour busses the trick to stop squealing drum brakes is to sprinkle some comet on the shoes and take a short drive.
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WTF? I hear it again! Its not as bad but I still hear it and its very noticeable everytime I stop. The reason I am so picky about this is because I am trying to sell it and I want it in tip-top shape. I guess I gotta do it again this weekend.
You have to stop using so much rear brake.
Try to use more front and lightly tap the rear, after all it's less than 20% braking power at the rear.
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