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Hello, I bought my 1600 classic used with low miles and the only thing the original owner said was wrong with it is the rear brake made noise. Boy does it, at slow speeds it just kinda squeaks. Then at higher speeds it makes a errrrrrrr sound. I have changed out the brake fluid and removed and inspected the brake pads. There are no noticeable flaws with the rotor or pads.

Is this a common problem?


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If there's no sign of a fluid leak and nothing looks contaminated, they may just be glazed. I'd say just sand them down with some 400 grit sandpaper (pads AND rotor) and they'll probably quiet right down.

That's the first thing I'd try anyway.
 

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Take the pads out of the caliper, clean the back of the pads really good, and clean the mating surfaces of the caliper. Sand the face of the pads as noted with some rough sandpaper. Then apply a synthetic caliper grease to the BACK of the pads, and re-assemble.

Most brake noises are vibration related, and the grease dampens the vibration. Getting rid of the glaze helps as well.
 
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