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Looking for a cure for squeaky brakes for my 11' Ultra Limited. Just changed the pads front and back in hopes to cure the squeak but to no avail. Any Ideas? Have heard you can put some grease on the back of the pad so when they move they don't squeak. any thoughts out there?
 

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What pads are you using? Different compound pads can make a big difference in noise.
Also did you de-glaze the rotors when putting on the new pads? Glazed rotors are a big cause of squealing.
Carefully clean the rotors with brake clean or acetone, then sand them randomly with a 80 or 100 grit paper to remove the glaze and allow the new pads to "seat" properly.
 

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The dealer has an anti-squeak kit for brake pads. originally intended for use on the Kelsey Hayes brakes but will work on the Brembo pads too. It's basically the same as the stuff used on auto brake pads. It's a paste that gets applied to the back of the pads that absorbs vibration, the cause of the squeak.
 

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OK i will give the sand paper a try. I will also look at the anti-squeak kit for brake pads. I heard that the reason for the squeal is the pads are vibrating because of the distance between the pad and the caliper piston. Until you cure that you will always have a squeal. Thanks for the input..
 

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That vibration is what causes the squeak, high frequency vibes.
I've used the H-D kits before and it cured the squeak, as long as there's not something else playing in there. Properly functioning calipers, clean rotors etc.
 

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That vibration is what causes the squeak, high frequency vibes.
I've used the H-D kits before and it cured the squeak, as long as there's not something else playing in there. Properly functioning calipers, clean rotors etc.



What he said...provided everything else is clean/aligned/not worn out, the anti-squeal goo for the back of the pads works wonders, and only takes a few minutes to apply, let dry until tacky, and re-install.


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