Stop using so much rear brake ;-) Seriously, you shouldn’t need to use much (some don’t use it at all) and if you’re relaying on the rear to do most of the stopping it will howl in complaint.
Tank said:I just barely touch my back break only when making slow turns in the parking lot, or the last few feet when stoping. I get the sound as soon as i touch my back break. I will try leaning it and applying the stop squeak. As always, thanks for the help.
I got it (at rear) about 600 km after putting on new pads (EBC HH - great stopping power!).Sikkenskid said:I had the same problem on my ST4s ABS when it was new. Tried cleaning, tried scuffing, no change. Replaced the pads and it all went away. Now I can't get it to make any noise at all. I also use softer pads that do not wear away my rotors so quickly. Pads are cheap and easy to replace. Rotors are not.
The disk brake quite worked on my monster, I have the same issue with the ST and plan on doing it to the St when I get some time. The dealer had it for some warranty issues and they cleaned and scuffed the pad and cleaned the rotors and the noise came back on my way home. The dealer told me they couldn't do the disc brake quite for some reason but it should work (winking at me)..dharhay said:That is a frequent comment. What model do you have? Clean the pads and disc. Also, apply a disc quiet to the back of the pads may help. The disc quiet is available at most auto parts stores. It will need to be re-applied as it does not last forever.
Wahoo said:I have the same noise when applying the rear brake on my new ST4s. The dealer told me, at the 600 mile service last week, that it was because the chain was too tight. Didn't make sense to me but when the snow goes off I'll check it out.
That makes sense to me because my back brake would only howl at slow speeds using light to moderate pressure. At 5500 miles, I must have de-glazed the rotors.Fariborz said:Lack of use, or soft pressure on the brake lever can cause glazing of the friction material and the rotor. One way of taking care of that is to remove the pads and/or the rotor and clean them with fine sand-paper, scotch bright or....
Another way is to use your brakes themselves. When I first got my ST4S-ABS, I had the same exact issue. Kind of howling sound when gently pressing on the brake pedal.
I found an empty road and tried the rear brake pedal using full pressure (Not too much to lock the brakes but a lot more than gently pressing the pedal). It took about 4 application of the brakes coming to a full stop from high speed to remove the glazing and stop the brakes from making that howling noise.