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Old 08-31-2012, 07:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Slight stuttering/vibrartions when breaking. 2011 speedy

Greetings,

Looking for some input from you guys with newer speedy's 2011+. I have a 2011 with, from my point of view, some issues with the front breaks. I began notice a slight stuttering coming from the front end when breaking hard, my first thought was that as some other users have reported, warped rotors/discs. The stuttering became worse during a trackday as the discs heated up.

Took the bike to the dealership to have it checked out and to get my cracked lenses changed. According to the mechanic, they have measured the discs (which are straight according to the mechanic) and changed the pads. While the stuttering have gotten better it is still there.

Now, the response I got from the mechanic was that the vibrations that they could feel after they changed the pads was normal, and they couldnt really do more about it.

The strange things is that, before the pads were changed the stuttering could be felt throughout breaking, getting worse as more pressure was applied to the breaks, now after the pad change the stuttering is there initially when breaking but gets less noticeable as more pressure is applied.

I'm interested to hear your experience with the speedy front breaks, some slight stuttering normal? I'm coming from a Yamaha FZ1-N and maybe I've been lucky but that thing was smooth as silk during breaking.

Thanks for any input

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Old 08-31-2012, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Got a 12. No stuttering per se, but slight feelings can be objective. Hopefully someone local to you can ride it and see.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My '11 with about 3500 miles is doing it. I noticed it started after riding hard on the Pigs tail in Arkansas. Really the only time I feel it is the last little bit coming up to a complete stop. it's annoying. I might have the dealer take a look as it's still under warranty.
I also came off an FZ1, and those brakes were pretty amazing. I abused them to no end and they were always smooth as silk.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have had the same issues, I am getting my discs checked tomorrow morning at a triumph dealer, so I'll update you when I know.


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Old 08-31-2012, 10:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies, appreciated it. At a loss if i'm gonna start beeing a pain in the ass at the dealer regarding a disc change or not

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I have had the same issues, I am getting my discs checked tomorrow morning at a triumph dealer, so I'll update you when I know.


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Cheers, looking forward to hear what the dealer has to say.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There have been some with warped rotors, seemed like a bad batch from the manufacturer. Though if they measured them this may not be the issue, what were the measurements they got?

Also, any chance it could be the steering head bearings?
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Check the rotors to see if they easily float on the buttons. They can get fouled easily and the rotors seizes causing a scuff or pulse during braking.

Simple to clean and free up with brake cleaner..
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What Joe said...

And any noise from the front end- any 'clicking'? My headstock bearings loosened up on my 2011, had to go in and retorque them.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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:When I was at the dealer test riding a 2009 speedie the owner said it would get new rotors when it was sold. I asked if the rotors were warped and he said no.He said the rotors had a surface issue.Some spots were harder/softer than others.He said they were pulsing but in a different way. I didn't notice anything but I wasn't on it long.

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Had mine disc checked in the dealer and they were completely fine 0.3 and 0.5 apparently if they are over 1.3 then they are warped. They reckon it was because my front tire tread is low but how can it be?


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