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Hi All,

I posted a thread a week or two ago about my rear brakes making a loud squeaking noise when I go to stop. It does it whenever my brakes are completely pressed and wheels lock up. I bled my brakes, added brake fluid dot 4 recommended, cleaned with brakecleen, and I still have the noise. Can anyone suggest what I should try next? I'm almost ready to take it to the dealer and have them look at it. But I want to do all the maintenance to my bike. Please help.
 

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Is it ONLY when you actually use the brake? Or does it sometimes happen when you are just riding in general
 

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Maybe the brake pads got glazed. I would take them off and rough them up a little with some sandpaper. Don't take any material off, just rough them up a little. Also, go around the rotor with the sandpaper or emery cloth in a circular motion and scuff it up on both sides, so the pads can grip better.
 

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Maybe the brake pads got glazed. I would take them off and rough them up a little with some sandpaper. Don't take any material off, just rough them up a little. Also, go around the rotor with the sandpaper or emery cloth in a circular motion and scuff it up on both sides, so the pads can grip better.
Haha and of course Helmut takes almost exactly the same idea I was gonna say. Wouldnt be the first time, damn u Helmut lol
 

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Maybe the brake pads got glazed. I would take them off and rough them up a little with some sandpaper. Don't take any material off, just rough them up a little. Also, go around the rotor with the sandpaper or emery cloth in a circular motion and scuff it up on both sides, so the pads can grip better.
Haha and of course Helmut takes almost exactly the same idea I was gonna say. Wouldnt be the first time, damn u Helmut lol
LOL. That happens to me, sometimes, too. LOL.
 

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Thanks. Im gonna work on it and try that suggestion. I will get back. What is a good mod I can do to increase acceleration/quick jump. I havent done any mods yet but would like a little more get up.
 

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Thanks. Im gonna work on it and try that suggestion. I will get back. What is a good mod I can do to increase acceleration/quick jump. I havent done any mods yet but would like a little more get up.
A smaller front sprocket would probably be the most noticeable, but it would cut down on your top speed.
 

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Thanks. Im gonna work on it and try that suggestion. I will get back. What is a good mod I can do to increase acceleration/quick jump. I havent done any mods yet but would like a little more get up.
As helmut has stated, you would lose top end speed if you were to do it that way. Its a personal preference thing I guess, but I really dont see why you need more low-end speed for a 400. My 400 is stock (for now) and I can easily wheelie it off a dead stop. Any more power and I would end up flipping over backwards lol
 

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Ya I will get the brakes fixed soon. Have to wait till this weekend. Working alot. Ill keep you posted. Thanks for all the advice. I dont want to mess with my top end speed. Just maybe increase horsepower?
 

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Ya I will get the brakes fixed soon. Have to wait till this weekend. Working alot. Ill keep you posted. Thanks for all the advice. I dont want to mess with my top end speed. Just maybe increase horsepower?
EXHAUST + AIRFILTER and then jet the carb, Great mod!!!!!!!!!!!
A little money it wiill cost butt its about the best mod and sttiill reliiable and easy to do.
 

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what kind of horsepower increase can get with all those upgrades?
I am not sure on a horse power rating/ Depends on the exhaust you purchase.
YOu will definetly notice the increase. I have a Curtis Sparks full exhaust, K&N air filter and I rejetted mine. It is definetly better. SOunds GREAT too!
I also kept my airbox lid on.
 
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