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  • Offline Saloonatic67   scotland

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    Uneven rear brake pad wear
    on: April 24, 2023, 04:51:42 pm
    April 24, 2023, 04:51:42 pm
    I've recently noticed a squeal from the rear brake & upon taking a closer look it appears the inner pad is considerably more worn than the outer. The wear suggests a seized caliper/pads but all seems ok.
    And the rear disc is always warm/hot after a ride. The fronts are freezing ..... yes I know .... go faster  :164:
    Is this normal for these bikes or is there something up ?
    Last Edit: April 24, 2023, 04:57:48 pm by Saloonatic67

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    Re: Uneven rear brake pad wear
    Reply #1 on: April 24, 2023, 05:32:14 pm
    April 24, 2023, 05:32:14 pm
    I'd still give calliper a clean and grease, don't forget on these bikes front brake activates the rear brake, at low brake efforts almost all your braking is done by the rear.

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    Re: Uneven rear brake pad wear
    Reply #2 on: April 24, 2023, 05:45:33 pm
    April 24, 2023, 05:45:33 pm
    Thanks for the reply.

    Yip I know they have linked brakes, and I have already cleaned & greased the caliper. Nothing was seized and all appeared to be moving freely.
    Strangely the brake only squeals if I'm using the rear brake, not when using the front. I'd assume, as they're linked it, would make the noise any time I braked ?
    There's still plenty life in the pads tbh, but I did notice the inner pad is around 50% worn and the outer looks almost new.

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    Re: Uneven rear brake pad wear
    Reply #3 on: April 24, 2023, 06:34:01 pm
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    The pads are asymmetric in lining thickness from new.

    Notion is that the floating caliper is counteracted by the thicker pad.


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    Re: Uneven rear brake pad wear
    Reply #4 on: April 24, 2023, 10:22:26 pm
    April 24, 2023, 10:22:26 pm
    *Originally Posted by Saloonatic67 [+]
    I've recently noticed a squeal from the rear brake & upon taking a closer look it appears the inner pad is considerably more worn than the outer. The wear suggests a seized caliper/pads but all seems ok.
    And the rear disc is always warm/hot after a ride. The fronts are freezing ..... yes I know .... go faster  :164:
    Is this normal for these bikes or is there something up ?
    I needed new rear pads recently. The originals were worn unevenly with the inners more worn. I checked and cleaned the calliper and all was moving freely. On putting new pads in the rear brake now squeals despite me putting grease on the backs of the new pads when fitting them (I even took them out and regreased them but they still squeal). Like yours mine only squeals when using the rear brake pedal and not when activating under the linked system. The rear disk on mine also gets hotter than the front disks which I put down to the linked brakes and the fact the front disks are out in the cooler air.