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Noticed today that my brakes (both front & back) - (back the worst) started squeaking when applying the brakes. I've read in posts here that a cause could be dust. If it is dust, can I remedy it somehow? Or would the pads show wear, but if so, why both all of a sudden. Just wondering as to what I should be checking for? As always... This is a great site. Glad I'm here!!!!! Thanks!!
 

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had this happen on my cx500, so I ordered new shoes... when I took them apart they were good, so I scuffed the shoes and drum it some sand paper and it stopped. You may have just glazed them a bit, but if they are more than half way worn, better yet just change the pads

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I was curious about this too. I have an 1100 with less then 6000 original miles on it.I bought thebike with original tires and 3200 miles on it.The pads and roters all look brandnew but it squals when you step on the brakes. Stops fine but my wife hates it.
 

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It might be caused by minor vibrations from the brake pads, you can get some silicone from any auto dealer that is applied between the piston and the pad and will quiet it in most cases.
 

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Mine does it every couple months, I just buff the rotors with a "green scotch pad" and that usually stops it and sometimes after I scotch pad them I hit them lightly with brake cleaner ! Works for me every time !:baffled:
 

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Good fix RallyGator, over the years I have used brake quiet from Permatex to do the same thing. I think most mechanics now prefer the silicone grease. Either way it stops the pad from vibrating when the brakes are applied. That is what is usually heard in the last few seconds of each stop.
 

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Dust is the main cause of brakes squealing/squeaking. Pull the pads and blow out the calipers with an air line, the put some copper grease on the backs of the pads and on all the areas where the pads contact the caliper and pins. This does work.
 
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