KTM Adv. hissing brakes

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Marotte, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. Marotte

    Marotte Been here awhile

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    Hi there,

    My KTM 640 Adventure makes a LOT of noise when braking. I have been told it's because the brake pads are of the "metal" kind.

    Any info/suggestion ?

    Cheers,
    M.
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  2. cugino pegaso

    cugino pegaso 141.7 MPH in DIRT

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    any drilled rotor will make a hissing noise while the brakes are applied. get used to it.
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  3. boyscout

    boyscout sittin' down

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    Mine don't make any more noise than any other brakes most of the time. I do notice that they will scrape a bit more when dusted with dry dirt than my GS and don't seem to clean themselves off as quickly either. I haven't seen any inordinate wear of the disks so I haven't been too concerned.

    -BS
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  4. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Mine scream like a banshee... dealer said, "That's normal."

    I need to take the pads off and grind on em'...
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  5. boyscout

    boyscout sittin' down

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    Quite possible mine are not the stock brake pads. My Adventure was a demo setup for a magazine test. They may have swapped out the pads along with the other mods they did.

    I don't use my brakes much anyway.

    -BS
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  6. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    I should pop mine off and slightly sand them to see if I can eliminate the howl... scares some folks when I come screamin' into a crosswalk! :rofl
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  7. jimjib

    jimjib Long timer

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    I have a 2002 and it sqeels like a pig
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  8. george

    george Adventurer

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    My 01 Dakar rear brake used to squeal like a stuck pig. Brembo pads, dealer not much value in resolving. Last week I got so pissed of with it I got a replacement set of EBC kevlar pads and they are great. For $41 Aus I have better feel and absolutely no noise instead of scaring the shit out of poor pedestrians as I pull up at the lights.

    Cheers:beer
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