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Old 11-01-2007, 06:11 AM   #1
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i have an 07 ZX6R with ~1550 miles on it. Last night on my way home i took some neighborhood roads home and noticed a squeeking sound coming from, i think, the front wheel of the bike. it only seems to do it when i am going ~23mph and slower. If i shut the bike off and coast it, i also hear what seems to be the brake pads rubbing slightly on the rotors. Is this how the brakes are suppose to be? Anyone have an idea about the squeeking noice?

I'm gonna take it in since i still have warranty but thought this would also be a good time to learn my bike.
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warped rotors. pretty common.
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You will hear rotor drag on almost every sportbike. You may try cleaning your calipers with a good brake cleaner, and while you are there, use the brake cleaner and a Scotchbrite pad on the rotors to clean them as well. As for the squeak, .............uhhhhhh......no idea except for grease the wheel bearings maybe. Warranty is your friend!!!
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You will hear rotor drag on almost every sportbike. You may try cleaning your calipers with a good brake cleaner, and while you are there, use the brake cleaner and a Scotchbrite pad on the rotors to clean them as well. As for the squeak, .............uhhhhhh......no idea except for grease the wheel bearings maybe. Warranty is your friend!!!
yeah i figured the brakes were suppose to do that. but the squeeking is driving me nuts. i'll let the shop look at the bearings.
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If you look on Kawiforums in the 07 section it's a common 'problem' There is something right behind the guage cluster that you can tighten up. Go on there and check it out, as that's more than likely where it's coming from.
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If you look on Kawiforums in the 07 section it's a common 'problem' There is something right behind the guage cluster that you can tighten up. Go on there and check it out, as that's more than likely where it's coming from.
do you remember exactly where that thread is, i tried to search but can't find it. i did some that are having the same problems but none had solutions to it.
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squeaks/squeals from brakes caused by loose components when not operated. Greasing the slide pins will take up the slack and dampen the noise. You have low mileage, as for mine, build up on the outside of the pad and wearing the rotor can cause a very slight lip. If you bevel the edges ever so slightly and carefully, the contact patch changes on the rotor and prevents the sharp edge from creating the noise.
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better check your wheel bearings. your rotors may not be warped but may not be staying true because your whole wheel is moving.
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ok so i took my bike to the gym yesterday, and it was fine. No squeek, rattle, or anything. I haven't touched the bike or did anything to it and it just went away. now i'm wondering if the weather had anything to do with it. Yesterday it was evening time, dry but cool air = no squeek. Wednesday night was when i heard teh squeek, and it was foggy, really humid and chilly = squeek.
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still shouldnt squeek like that. they are roller bearings that are grease packed. lift the front of your bike off the ground and try to push the wheel from side to side and see if you have any play for a quick check.
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speedo cable mayhaps?
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