Why do my breaks squeak?

I have disc breaks

Re: Why do my breaks squeak?

Dirty30 Dillon /

They're hungry, you need to feed them.

Re: Why do my breaks squeak?

Disc brakes* on motorcycles are very exposed. They pick up a lot of dust and crap and get contaminated.

I have, and have had several bikes that liked to get sqeaky all the time. Sometimes, just applying the brake really hard will get rid of it, for a while.

For just mopeds, I’d consider roughing up the rotor and pad with something and cleaning it with brake cleaner. What type of disc brakes are these BTW?

Re: Why do my breaks squeak?

I used to have that problem on my Streetmate R. Cleaning them religiously didn't help. Brake quiet helps a little bit, but the trick for me was actually chamfering the edge of the pads. Turns out moped pads are just made really cheaply. After hitting each end with a file, applying brake quiet to the back of the pads, and a good wash of the rotor with Dawn dish soap, everything stopped squealing.

Below is a picture of an automotive pad, but what I did looks just like what the red lines are pointing at.

parallel-chamfer.jpg

Re: Why do my breaks squeak?

Your brakes are broken.

Re: Why do my breaks squeak?

Re: Why do my breaks squeak?

♣Slew Foot♣ /

Mice!

Re: Why do my breaks squeak?

Aaron Ward /

Uhhhh... WD40. Duhhh.

Re: Why do my breaks squeak?

> live ɘvil wrote:

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> Your brakes are broken.

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