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 Post subject: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Location: Basildon, Essex
I have this annoying noise coming from my front brake (Formula RX), its like a tinny noise, the same you get if the flick the rotor. It happens when im just riding along and gets louder when I turn, stops when I pull the brake lever. Also happens if you hold the bike on the ground and drag the front wheel towards you. Something must be loose or touching the rotor, I've tried adjusting the caliper to ensure that the pads are not rubbing but this hasnt helped. Does anyone have any other suggestions before I take to a shop for them to look at?
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:02 pm 
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Check you dont have a loose/broken spoke ?

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:18 pm 
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Check your pad wear mate it could be the metal shim rubbing on your disc.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Might have caught the spring holding the pads in when re-placing the front wheel so its touching the disk

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Pads are fine - thanks jim
no loose/broken spokes - thanks unityjon
ive tried removing the wheel, replacing and readjusting the caliper to no avail but will check the spring later - thanks chatman


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:52 pm 
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You it gets louder when you turn, how about looking at the 6 bolts holding the rotor on, perhaps one of those has come loose allowing the washer to spin/rattle ?

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Checked them and they are all tight


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:14 pm 
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Hub rolling smoothly? No left/right play in the axel?


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:28 pm 
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How big is the disc and what make ?

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Did you have baked beans before you went out ?

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Warped disk??..Z


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Tiny stone??..Z


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:00 pm 
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Eccles wrote:
Hub rolling smoothly? No left/right play in the axel?


I go with this, take wheel off and check tightness of hub no movement in axle


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:40 am 
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Its a formula disc 180mm - which is fine, not warped at all and no rubbing.
no movement in the axel either.
im gonna try and change the disc to see if that makes a difference, as a last resort. if not, off to the shop it goes!


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 Post subject: Re: Brake Noise Driving Me Insane!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:20 am 
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Hello mate I'll tell you exactly what it is. Although I have never heard of this on the front this is down to very slight flex when cornering. The r1 rotor, which I am sure you are running, is very thin and light so it will bend slightly too. I have had the same thing mate and no one likes noises but it's characteristic if that rotor. If you do want to stop it get hope or xtr.


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