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    Default Rear Brakes squealing Loudly

    Had my Roadsmith kit installed on my Valkyrie, end of July last year, the brakes started to squeal intermittently and my mechanic tried some spray and it helped a little, but never resolved the problem, in fact they are now louder than ever, my wife said she could hear them when she was in her car, two cars back and the windows up, and they squeal every time I use the brakes.

    My mechanic suggested to replace the pads and he would also resurface the rotors. Do you think this will resolve the problem?

    I think I read here of people using a particular brand pad that seemed to work, any brand you can recommend if you had the issue I have?

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    Use emery cloth in a cross hatch pattern on both sides of your rotors.

    If you have metallic brake pads, I would change to organic.
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    Brake squeal is a harmonic, it can be caused by pad vibration and guide pin corrosion

    Clean and lube pad pins, and clean ALL mating surfaces

    If you scuff your rotors with emery cloth be sure to rinse the rotors off with soapy water

    Same holds true for scuffing the pads

    Do NOT use brake clean, this can transfer oils and embedded materials
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankj View Post
    Had my Roadsmith kit installed on my Valkyrie, end of July last year, the brakes started to squeal intermittently and my mechanic tried some spray and it helped a little, but never resolved the problem, in fact they are now louder than ever, my wife said she could hear them when she was in her car, two cars back and the windows up, and they squeal every time I use the brakes.

    My mechanic suggested to replace the pads and he would also resurface the rotors. Do you think this will resolve the problem?

    I think I read here of people using a particular brand pad that seemed to work, any brand you can recommend if you had the issue I have?

    Frank
    By chance have you called R/S? You should still be under warranty. Have you pulled the pads to see what they and the rotors look like?

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    Call Roadsmith and ask for Michael or Doug. They can straighten it out for you. Great factory support from these guys.

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    Default Roadsmith Warranty, What Warranty!??!

    Quote Originally Posted by camplejeune View Post
    By chance have you called R/S? You should still be under warranty. Have you pulled the pads to see what they and the rotors look like?
    I did take papa Zook's advice and called them left a message for Michael, got a voice mail from Michael and he said rotors and brake pads are NOT covered under warranty! I did read the factory warranty in the owner's manual and there are no exclusions listed in their warranty.

    My theory is if your not going to cover things in your warranty, LIST THEM!

    I have exactly 773 miles on my Valkyrie Trike since the conversion and there was intermittent squealing shortly after getting it and has gotten progressively worse. I ordered some new EBC brake pads and my mechanic will inspect the rotors, he's good and I'm sure he'll get it straightened out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankj View Post
    I did take papa Zook's advice and called them left a message for Michael, got a voice mail from Michael and he said rotors and brake pads are NOT covered under warranty! I did read the factory warranty in the owner's manual and there are no exclusions listed in their warranty.

    My theory is if your not going to cover things in your warranty, LIST THEM!

    I have exactly 773 miles on my Valkyrie Trike since the conversion and there was intermittent squealing shortly after getting it and has gotten progressively worse. I ordered some new EBC brake pads and my mechanic will inspect the rotors, he's good and I'm sure he'll get it straightened out.
    Frank, I'm sure you have spoken to your trike builder about this problem, what did they have to say about it?

    And I'm looking forward to see the new paint protector that you have added to the trike since I last spoke to you..

    Meet at Scotties, one of these days for lunch!!!

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    Default Roadsmith Warranty? What Warranty???!

    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post

    Frank, I'm sure you have spoken to your trike builder about this problem, what did they have to say about it?

    And I'm looking forward to see the new paint protector that you have added to the trike since I last spoke to you..

    Meet at Scotties, one of these days for lunch!!!

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    Hi Ronnie, welcome back, the installer is in NC, I'm in Western Mass, but Roadsmith states for customers outside a 125 mile radius repairs can be made at a local repair facility of my choice. I contacted Roadsmith to see what they said and how to proceed, but that ended quick with "we don't cover that"

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankj View Post
    Hi Ronnie, welcome back, the installer is in NC, I'm in Western Mass, but Roadsmith states for customers outside a 125 mile radius repairs can be made at a local repair facility of my choice. I contacted Roadsmith to see what they said and how to proceed, but that ended quick with "we don't cover that"
    Sorry to hear "that" !!

    Ronnie

    Looking forward to seeing your new paint job very soon..........

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