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RE: Front brake pads rattle

It could be either 1) the (new) pads rattling or 2) the rotor support
buttons having worn slightly.

If 1) then the tire shop may have used pads without the wire (spring?)
arrangement through which the pin (that you can see on the calliper) passes
and which offers support against rattling.  It may be my memory playing
tricks on me but I believe some have removed the wire arrangement off the
old pads and re-riveted them to the new non-OEM pads.

If 2) and the play is only slight I would just live with the noise which
usually occurs when pushing the bike backwards.


Clive Liddell
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
'96 R850R ~79k.km
'01 R1100RT ~60k.km
>   I had my front brake pads replaced (at a moto tire shop) and
> since then I have heard a rattling noise.  At first I thought it
> was a suspension issue, but I was been told by another GS rider
> that it is probably the pads rattling.  When I gently ride the
> front brake, the rattle goes away. In previous bikes there has
> been a thin leave spring which lightly presses down on the pads
> and keeps them quiet.  I looked at the website with the
> microfiche and I do not see any such device.  It appears there is
> one in the rear, but not the front.
>   Any advice?
>   GS 1100
>   dean


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