Author Topic: How to stop front brake squeal.  (Read 22477 times)

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Offline toycollector10

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Re: How to stop front brake squeal.
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2009, 09:50:30 pm »
The caliper adjusting spring is on the bike for a reason. I cured my brake squeal by:

A. Removing the old rusty spring, it had lost its correct springy tension and was stiff.

B. Ordering the correct part (45119-300-020) off

C. Fitting the new spring and adjusting it correctly as per the shop manual.

If you have tried everything else it would probably be worthwhile. It's a very cheap and easy fix, well, it was for me anyway.

Good luck.
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Re: How to stop front brake squeal.
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2009, 11:33:28 am »
this site is cool cause it will remember your bike you have.  they have schematics of different areas of the bike (like front brake).  they are a little pricey. get the part number and visit

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Re: How to stop front brake squeal.
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2009, 06:28:53 pm »
Whoops!!  (hit the wrong damned button)

« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 06:37:30 pm by coyotecowboy »
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Offline WrightStuff

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Re: How to stop front brake squeal.
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2009, 01:52:08 pm »
where do i get braided, or stainless steel brake lines. i want to try this before i go to adding another disk and caliper to the front. i've also read here that a master cylinder from a GL1000 is bigger and could improve the hydralic force behind the hand lever.

In case you haven't found them yet...

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