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Clicking with back brake?

ok so when slam on the back brake it just does this very violent clicking noise and it feels like the back wheel is going to come off or something. I cant lock up the back wheel either. The brakes are good and everything else is in good shape. any help is greatly appreciated
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ok so when slam on the back brake it just does this very violent clicking noise and it feels like the back wheel is going to come off or something. I cant lock up the back wheel either. The brakes are good and everything else is in good shape. any help is greatly appreciated
well thats a good thing partly as you dont want it to lock up. Check to make sure you have actual pad left on your brake pads. Only check for anything loose like bolts, possible broken mounts/brackets.
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well thats a good thing partly as you dont want it to lock up. Check to make sure you have actual pad left on your brake pads. Only check for anything loose like bolts, possible broken mounts/brackets.



have you done anything with the rear break lately? any maintenance?
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Is your rotor loose? Make sure the bolts are tight. Make sure the bolts are tight on your caliper as well. Do you have plenty of brake fluid? Is your rotor warped? Are you sure one of the pads hasnt come loose and is bouncing around between the rotor and caliper piston.
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bleed it...
depending on how many miles, bleed and add new fluid.

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Plus check to see if the rotor is glazed over.




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So i just had it in the shop where they put new chain, sprocket, and did all brakes and fluid. I actually locked it up today while riding so thats not a problem. but I took it to the shop that did the work and they said its normal for that noise to happen and said it could be the chain hitting back and forth. but its really annoying.. do any of you guys experience this when braking hard on the back??
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So i just had it in the shop where they put new chain, sprocket, and did all brakes and fluid. I actually locked it up today while riding so thats not a problem. but I took it to the shop that did the work and they said its normal for that noise to happen and said it could be the chain hitting back and forth. but its really annoying.. do any of you guys experience this when braking hard on the back??
I've replaced my chain, sprockets, rear brake line, and rear brake pad and didn't have any noise... my rear brake actually locked up WAY FASTER and EASIER but I've chalked that up to a combination of the new SS brake line, HBC pads, and new rearset that moved them back 1 and up 1...

does it do it at all speeds? can you show them in the parking lot?
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I've replaced my chain, sprockets, rear brake line, and rear brake pad and didn't have any noise... my rear brake actually locked up WAY FASTER and EASIER but I've chalked that up to a combination of the new SS brake line, HBC pads, and new rearset that moved them back 1 and up 1...

does it do it at all speeds? can you show them in the parking lot?
yea at all speeds it does it. when they said its normal i was like wtf thats really stupid! maybe its just a honda thing?? and if so i will not be buying another one..
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No, its not a Honda thing, Honda's are the best made bikes on the planet. I think it is more of a dumbass dude at the shop thing...


Take it back up there, tell them to fix it right, or buy a service manual and tackle it yourself. There's not too much to rear brakes, you should be able to handle, especially with all our help. But something is clearly wrong with how they put it together.

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Is your rotor loose? Make sure the bolts are tight. Make sure the bolts are tight on your caliper as well. Do you have plenty of brake fluid? Is your rotor warped? Are you sure one of the pads hasnt come loose and is bouncing around between the rotor and caliper piston.
did someone say warpedrotor? yes... what WHAT!?!?!

Sounds like your chain is too tight or loose. It will slap like that under read braking and deceleration if it is out of adjustment. Check your caliper brackets and brace. NOTHING should move freely back there except the wheel!
finally, and I have seen this, remove the rear wheel and make sure the shop put it back on correctly. Spacers on the proper sides, cush drive and cush pads inserted correctly. Look for odd wear on the rear sprocket, that will let you know if anything is "off" on the rear wheel.
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I know the noise your talking about. I dont think it is your breaks at all. If it only happens when your breaking from speeds like 100 down to 0 in a few seconds its that buzzer telling you to adjust your chain.
If you already checked that my next question is, Is it a sequential noise that is affected by wheel speed or is it irregular?
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Who the hell uses their rear brake?
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Thanks for all the help. and to answer a few questions the guy said it is the chain that making the noise, but then he checks the chain and says it's fine. how tight do you guys ride you chains? like loose enough for it to touch the swing arm and what not??
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HELL NO!!

At the center of the bottom of the chain... it should only have like 1-1.5" of freeplay...




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HELL NO!!

At the center of the bottom of the chain... it should only have like 1-1.5" of freeplay...
30-40mm (1.2-1.6") on the sidestand is what my manual says.

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well thats helps, now o know what they noise is. thanks guys.
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