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Old 13th August 2011
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Default now the front brake noise :)

okey here is my problem sometimes brakes giving noise like howling and i can fell it in my handlebar too.But just only one spot when the pads passed i can hear and feel the noise but sometimes i dont feel or hear at all.What can it be?
IS it my pads worn or my disc?Or the wheel bearings?
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Maybe it's payback for slashing those truck tires...

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its a curse my sporty is damned
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You can usually see the pads if you get down close and look. If they are under about 1,1-1/2mm or so thick on both sides......I'd replace them for sure. Not hard to do.
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Jack up the front of your bike, eyeball it from the front while spinning it by hand. Maybe you can narrow things down from there.
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Could be your pads are glazed. A little sanding would fix that.
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i will look for it this weekend this sporty is like my girlfriend always need attention
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If the pads are OK, try cleaning the rotors with some brake clean and maybe a scotch-brite pad.
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