squeeky, what can I do?

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My disk front brake sounds like I'm killing a mouse (lots of squeeking) Good for safety I guess, since they hear me coming, but I do not particular like it. When I take the pads out (just replaced this summer) and clean them, brush up the braking pad on the wire wheel, it is soundless for about 10 times of braking and then it starts again. It was suggested to me that I should make a groove in the pads so brake dust can escape. Is this a good idea? and if so, should I make it perpendicular to the direction of the disc or in the same turning direction? Or should I purchase different pads? They are made in Denmark (That explains it?) by SBS (Scandinavian Brake Systems).I got them from my local Norton shop who stated that nobody complained about squeeking noises except me. Any advise is welcome

PS I do still operate the original MK3 brake system.
 

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Some auto supply stores have a spray that is applied to the backside of the pucks to silence them, i have not tried the spray.
 
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I applied a blue goop to the back of my brake pads on my Triumph, made by Permatex. Got rid of the squeal. The pads on my Triumph are semi-metallic. The pads on my Norton are organic.

Semi-metallic or metallic pads tend to squeal unless some sort of backing plate or coating is applied to the back of the brake pads. This plate or coating dampens the harmonic vibrations that occur when metallic bits in the pad bite into the rotor.
 
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So, I'm looking at the wrong side of the braking pad??? Nuttin wrong with the brake side but I should "dampen" the back side??? Just don't understand then why the squeel goes temporarily away when I wire brush the brake side........
 
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the squeal that your hearing is actually a high pitched vibration. it usually originates on the backing plate of the brake pad vibrating against the piston of the caliper. modern brake pads always include a shim, which is just a thin metal sheet that sticks to the back of the pad and just provides a buffer so the vibration can't occur between the two. another innovation is the pad has it's edges chamfered to prevent the same thing as it sweeps across the rotor, but with our round pad you won't see that.

if you pull your pads off you will be able to see were the piston is contacting the pad, get the anti-squeal and apply a thin coat to that area and let it dry. Then slap em back in with squeal free pads.
 
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It's not easy to find a small enough cat to fit under pads in order to catch the mouse, may be with cheese.......... :lol:
 
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If you can't locate the aforementioned mouse :shock: , as a few posts say, a coating of copper grease or similar on either the back of the pad or the piston rim should do it. I always do it no matter whether it be a modern car or bike.
 
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If you can't locate the aforementioned mouse , as a few posts say, a coating of copper grease
Poor little thing it'll make a hell of a mess of its fur.
Cash.

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Some people report that they have successfully exorcised brake pad squeaks by beveling the leading and trailing edges of the pad. I have no personal experience with this method, though.
 
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