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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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intermitent clanking sound from from brakes

FRONT BRAKES This only happens at 0-15 mph to make it stop I put slight pressure on the brake lever. PADS ARE GOOD AND i CANT SEEM TO FIND ANYTHING LOOSE.
bike did sit in the rain for a couple of days and not ridden for a few weeks. this started after it sat. 97 GSXR 750
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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Odd. My 06 1000 does the same thing. Maybe someone can shed some light on this.
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Odd. My 06 1000 does the same thing. Maybe someone can shed some light on this.
Ya it sounds like something loose and is hitting something
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I am not a wrencher so dont make fun of my lingo, but a friend of mine said something about the anti ratteler making the noise if that makes sense.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 04:10 AM
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Is there a slide pin on the caliper? Check that and make sure its lubed...




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Is there a slide pin on the caliper? Check that and make sure its lubed...
ok will do
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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It makes noise when the brakes are applied?
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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In my case, yea. The noise only happens once when the brakes are applied and then doesn't do it again until I apply the brakes again but it doesn't do it every time. It's pretty much random.
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Is there a slide pin on the caliper? Check that and make sure its lubed...
yea i heard if u dont lube that when u change ur pads, it will cause some problems
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2007, 07:54 AM
 
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Interesting. I'll have to check that out. Not sure why that would happen on a practically brand new bike, but perhaps it wasn't lubed out of the crate.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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The pin is softer metal than the brake pads. So as the pads slide they wear a groove in the pins. The pads could clunk as they pass over the groove. But I would also torque the bolts holding the caliper to the forks.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Ok I thought I would give my opinion. I don't know what you ride but last year I had a friend help my change my brake pads on my 95 zx6r while were drinking and wasting time in the shop. He started on the front and I did the back and the other front by the time he did the one. upon road testing I noticed a thunking noise coming from the front. I found that it was caused by him bending the pad alignment spring. the little piece of thin metal that holds the pads in place. moral of the story don't have your drunk friend help you work on your bike!
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