640 ADV - New To Me - Brake Noise

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by G.Kennedy, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Tom at Moore and Sons in Santa Cruz, CA. said to change the pads to get rid of the squeal. As I remember it he said that the stock pads have to be "wet weather pads" that squeal in the dry weather, brake worse in the dry weather, but a lil better in wet. He said just change em to a non wet weather pad and it should be fine. He did something to mine (scrape?) that helped for a bit.

    If you want I can ask him those things at the next service (soon).
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  2. G.Kennedy

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    That where this bike used to go for servicing. Can anyone recommend a good dealer in the Los Angeles area? I know of Del Amo and Santa Monica KTM, but don't know of there quality. I will do most of the wrenching my self, just want to support a good dealer for parts and stuff. Can I still obtain the side stand that works with the center stand? Part #?
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  3. G.Kennedy

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    Tourtech(sp) it seems OK, but would self destruct in a wipe out. Probably good for rocks and big bugs.
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  4. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Here you go G... See post #6
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46043
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  5. G.Kennedy

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  6. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    I have the same sidestand. Cool for street riding, but gets in the way a bit off-road. The mount protrudes from the bike a bit & moves the heel of your boot up & away from the bike.

    I was almost ready to post a photo of my shin after the sidestand got through with it. Very strong springs. Big dent. Still have a scar.

    I removed the inner spring - still retracts quick, but less apt to break bones...
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  7. Velocibiker

    Velocibiker Adventure Antagonist

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    Yet another option for headlight protection
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  8. Buckster

    Buckster Banned

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    Front brake started to screech yesterday on the way home.
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  9. Buckster

    Buckster Banned

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    My bad, it's the rear after all. :doh
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  10. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    I actually had those installed on the bike. The do work great in most cases, but this ride clearly shows the limits they can withstand...

    [​IMG]
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  11. Velocibiker

    Velocibiker Adventure Antagonist

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    Well sure! Ya go ridin' into trees - what do ya expect :rofl !! I don't think any headlight protector would have helped on that one.

    Damn nice trip though (for the most part)......
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