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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!

2007 Victory Vegas 8 Ball
100 CI/5 SPD
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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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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Do you use lyndall or EBC ?

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Right now it's the Lyndall kevlar. I started out thinking it was the pads so I've gone through a few different brands until I found the real problem. Pads are not retracting as they are supposed to. I can see it, manually control it and it's repeatable.

I just have to find the right parts without replacing the whole caliper.
 

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Right now it's the Lyndall kevlar. I started out thinking it was the pads so I've gone through a few different brands until I found the real problem. Pads are not retracting as they are supposed to. I can see it, manually control it and it's repeatable.

I just have to find the right parts without replacing the whole caliper.
seals are Brembos, Polaris wanna Uus sell a whole caliper!,
good brake specialist should have the seals,
clean up the caliper bores and pistons with some 400 W+D AND water rinse with methylated spirit and dry, light smear of rubber grease and reassemble.
bleed em and yr away
 

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It's been like this since the day it rolled out of the store. I think I'm going to have to hone them out a bit. As for the parts, I'm with you in thinking some time with a parts guy will work out well. If I can determine which parts I'll post the numbers.
 

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It's been like this since the day it rolled out of the store. (don't get me started on the dealers service order writer) I think I'm going to have to hone them out a bit. As for the parts, I'm with you in thinking some time with a parts guy will work out well. If I can determine which parts I'll post the numbers.
 

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20180707_142442.jpg 53canuck

have to ask how full is master cylinder. It might have to much fluid.
Write Paulie and ask him if knows of a honda or kawasaki rebuild kit.
 

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