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post #1 of 16 Old 03-24-2017, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Having an issue with front brakes!

Not sure if I've posted this in the correct section, if not I'm sorry!

Right people I need help!!

I took my bike out for a ride today as the weather was nice, going nice and easy as I'm getting the mileage up for its first service. What I've noticed today was when braking i.e. Coming to a stop at lights or junctions I hear a very odd humming noise from the front brakes, if I pull the lever a little harder it feels like either a vibration or judder sensation through the handle bars? Could this be as simple as a bit of crap on the discs/pads or as bad as warped discs?

Any help or ideas on this would be great as it's got me a little worried! Thanks in advance gsxs family!
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Have you ever had the ABS kick in to know what that feels like? I would inspect the ABS rotor, make sure all the slots are clear and nothing bent, binding or rubbing. Would also clean the rotors with brake cleaner and maybe sand with some fine sandpaper. I guess it could be a warped disc, but that doesn't appear to be a common problem. If you have a front stand you can lift it and spin the wheel. I suppose the ABS unit could also be faulty - that would definitely be a dealer warranty issue.

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I've had something similar - coming to a stop it felt like I was driving over a rumble strip. I read that can be related to stopping with the forks bottomed out, and honestly I haven't felt it since I had my suspension worked on a couple of weeks ago.

However I still get a 'hum' or a ring from the front brakes. The first time I heard it I thought I was being honked at! I ride with ear plugs so it took me awhile to realize it was my bike. Now I can get it to do it every once in a while by rolling slowly forward and back. My plan this weekend is to clean up the front brakes, check the rotors and caliper pistons, etc.

Of course I took it to a dealer and they said everything was normal. I also get a 'click' where it feels like one of the right pistons is hung up, then releases. I can feel it in the lever (very slightly), and it makes a noise at the rotor. I should get to it tonight or tomorrow.
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My front brakes made a slight squeal early on but nothing now, give them time to wear in, your not just running in the engine your running in the bike.

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My front brakes made a slight squeal early on but nothing now, give them time to wear in, your not just running in the engine your running in the bike.
+1 the Brembos do make a slight humm sound when applied on my bike also.

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+1 the Brembos do make a slight humm sound when applied on my bike also.
I think it's annoying as fu<k. I wonder if different pads will change it.
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I think it's annoying as fu<k. I wonder if different pads will change it.
Pretty sure there's another thread or 2 about this. I've not experienced it, but I seem to recall others have changed pads with good results.
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Different pads make different noises.... at the end of the day it's basically an angle grinder being used ... just called brakes.
Try an Italian sports bike and you'll hear some crazy moans from the brakes.
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I don't hear any noise from my front brakes coming to normal stop as I release the brake at about 5 - 10 kph and stop with the rear (assuming level ground).
So basically I stop with equal 'feeling' of pressure on both brakes in the stopping process say at traffic lights. No front end dive wanted, just smooth stopping.

General breaking is also with both front and rear brakes in action with more emphasis on the front end. So when I press the front, it's usually a firm pressure, intended to brake to a stop, and use the rear to trim the bike before entering a turn.

I try not to glaze the pads in running in. I pick quiet down hill, put the brakes on quite firmly from 60 to 10 kph about 6 times over a first trip ride, and the brakes are always fine after that, having done this on my many many bikes.

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Thanks everyone! I'm going to replace my pads soon, had a look at my discs when I was giving her a clean today, nothing obvious, how do I de glaze pads/discs if that's a thing?


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