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I'd just like to say that I fixed the noise I had coming from the front end of my bike. It's been doing it since I bought it a month ago. Didn't necessarily sound like pads, kind of a weird sound. Regardless, I bought some new pads, slapped them in (took 5 minutes, ez peazy) and did a test ride. Noise gone.

I know I know, cool story. I'm just happy and I want to tell anyone. IT WASNT BEARINGS OR BELT!

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Good job my friend, its a good feeling when you fixed something .....

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I like the noise my brake pads make. I know the EBC brake pads stop much better than the ones my XR came from the factory with. Yes it bugged me at first, but I have grown use to the noise, hardly notice it now that I am on the second set of EBC pads or is it the third? Anyway with those noisey EBC brake pads up front I know that fat front tire stops much shorter than the stock bike did. Every thing has its good and bad points. Enjoy the new ride and brake pads, be sure and test them out good so you know the stopping abilities of you brake pads, be safe.
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I'd just like to say that I fixed the noise I had coming from the front end of my bike. It's been doing it since I bought it a month ago. Didn't necessarily sound like pads, kind of a weird sound. Regardless, I bought some new pads, slapped them in (took 5 minutes, ez peazy) and did a test ride. Noise gone.

I know I know, cool story. I'm just happy and I want to tell anyone. IT WASNT BEARINGS OR BELT!

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How would you describe the sound you were getting? Would you compare it to the drone of cicadas?
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How would you describe the sound you were getting? Would you compare it to the drone of cicadas?
It was like a groan almost, and it was loud. Definitely not what I would expect bad pads to sound like (squeaky). When I inspected them, they didn't look bad either, so I don't know what the problem was. It also made the noise regardless of whether I was using the brakes.

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My front brake pads make noise too and it's irritating and embarrassing. The heat being generated on the front pads is pretty bad and enough to leave your fingerprints if you touch the disc after a ride even without using the brakes.

I'd like to fix the problem but there are no rebuild kits for them. This winter I'll be taking the calipers apart and hopefully be able to compile the parts using a variety of kits.

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My front brake pads make noise too and it's irritating and embarrassing. The heat being generated on the front pads is pretty bad and enough to leave your fingerprints if you touch the disc after a ride even without using the brakes.

I'd like to fix the problem but there are no rebuild kits for them. This winter I'll be taking the calipers apart and hopefully be able to compile the parts using a variety of kits.
Do you use lyndall or EBC ?

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How would you describe the sound you were getting? Would you compare it to the drone of cicadas?
HAHA that is the natural ambient noise here in Texas!
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TrainedLobster Thanks for telling us.

When you install new pads you should alway lay some sandpaper lay on a flat surface and run pads across them a few times to take the glazing off them

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I get a noise like that from my '17 Vision. Sounds like a moan -- almost like a radio in the background. Kinda' weird. It only has a few hundred miles on it as I recently bought it new and am still riding my "daily driver" most of the time.

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