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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-05-2011, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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What makes my brakes tick?

I hear a fast ticking noise whenever I apply the front brakes at high speed. It sounds like when you spin the rear wheel of a 10-speed bicycle. The brakes seem to slow me down just fine but I would like to know what's making that sound?

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Your rotor or pads gave crap on them?

Prop up the front end and spin the wheel to see where the sound is coming from. Might be a worn pad....or something stuck on the rotor.

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I bet your pads are worn. I noticed today what look like little metal clips that contact the rotor when the pads get to replaceable range.
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I have that same ticking noise when applying the brakes. Nice to know I'm not alone. I'll check out my pad/roters next weekend. If you check out before I do, let all of us know.

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My '06 does the same thing, but I only notice it at low speeds. It is more of a fast, faint ticking on my bike. It's been there since I got the bike with 3K miles on it, with no problems braking since or now at 12K miles. I have been considering it normal. I will stay again that mine is not very loud or noticable. If yours is very loud, then maybe it is worth looking into (i.e., excessive wear).


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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 11:50 PM
If only it had 6th gear..
 
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Mine has done that since I've owned it. I watched a video of someone here riding and heard it on the video when they braked, so I thought its just the way the discs are and I haven't worroed abount it since.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-18-2011, 01:51 AM
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I believe it is due to the drilled rotors, the pas hits the holes and makes noise. Mide did that and I know had good brakes.
just a thought.

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I hear it on mine too mainly at lower speeds and I have new pads on mine as they were getting worn down and due for replacement. I have only had my bilke since spring but noticed it before and after replacing the pads. I had already guessed that it was due to the drilled rotors used on our bikes. I would not describe it exactly as a ticking noise but I guess that is probably the easiest way to desacribe it.
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Sorry, couldnt resist...

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but I would like to know what's making that sound?
Could be the Azherbakistani terrorist trigger for the bomb planted in your gas tank....*wink*...

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 09:01 PM
If only it had 6th gear..
 
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I believe it is due to the drilled rotors, the pas hits the holes and makes noise. Mide did that and I know had good brakes.
just a thought.
There you have it. Good enough explanation to me.

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Jetted, shaved & coastered
Home made under-tank single filter
Converted ACCT's to manual (thanks wib714)
Dual vac lines on petcock (my cure for ticking)
LED tail/plate lights
Relocated helmet lock to license plate

Added stuff:
Customized hard bags w/ lights
Chrome levers
Hellcat windscreen
LED running lights
Home made 'Vita-Volt' meter
Foot rests on engine guard
Tunes

Hmm....she was on the back when we left.... ??
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