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post #1 of 8 Old 06-19-2007, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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weird sound when i apply the front brake

hey just curious to c if anyone can help me,when i pull on my front brake it seems to make like a screathing sound, any ideas to what it could be??
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Are you at the wear limit, rust on disc, or a glaze on pads?

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turns out it was dust...:-D thanks for the help
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turns out it was dust...:-D thanks for the help
No problem buddy...try to keep things simple and stupid with these bikes.

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post #5 of 8 Old 06-21-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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Funny, I get a wierd sound when I lock up the front brake, kinda a screaching sound followed by a crunch and grind noise.....Any ideas??








Seriously, I took the front wheel off this morning because of a wierd noise and low and behold, the front bearings are really really rough. Should I stick with the stock bearings or is there an aftermarket bearing that will work better. (I know, don't use a pressure washer. But I have to, it gets too dirty to "dust off")
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Bearings come in standard sizes. You might want to use a bearing that is sealed on both sides for a possible longer life.

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Bearings come in standard sizes. You might want to use a bearing that is sealed on both sides for a possible longer life.
That's what I was thinking. I ride in all conditions and in all weather and I have a feeling that the stock bearings would fail again. Not bad I guess for 9000 miles in 4 months, especially in the conditions I ride in.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-21-2007, 05:12 PM
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I just put these in front and back. Made a difference.

http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...00_maintenance

http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...00_maintenance

Not a bad price. The rear set comes with a carrier bearing for the sprocket as well as the two rear bearings.
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