Rear Brake grinding when engaged at only 2,000 miles - Page 2 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Air Cooled Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, Bobber, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler. Sponsored by: triumphtwinpower.com

 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 06:48 PM
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Scrambler
Senior Member
 
Kiwi Tiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Te Ika-a-Māui - Aotearoa - New Zealand
Posts: 718
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotty_b View Post

Well, we'll see what it looks like in a few days time.




Illegitimi non carborundum - Sons of arthritis - Ibuprofen Chapter :-)
Kiwi Tiger is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 07:09 PM
World SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2009 America EFI
Senior Member
 
MattyMo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: northwest Florida, USA
Posts: 1,958
@Scotty_b , when you do get to look at the rear brake pads, don't be surprised if you don't have the same amount of material on both inner & outer pads. Think the brake bits have remained the same for many years. New pads for me have different amounts (depth?) of friction material for inner & outer pads.

edit: And yes, the OEM rear pads do seem to wear rather quickly compared to EBC or other replacement pads.

2009 America with some modifications, a lot of fun that I can ride all day. (sold and miss my 2008 Bonneville, a great daily driver)
this message was created using recycled electrons

Last edited by MattyMo; 05-18-2019 at 07:12 PM.
MattyMo is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 04:41 PM
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Scrambler
Senior Member
 
Kiwi Tiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Te Ika-a-Māui - Aotearoa - New Zealand
Posts: 718
Think I may have found a photo for this post.

All the best in getting it sorted.
Kiwi Tiger.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_3415.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	2.08 MB
ID:	642858  

Illegitimi non carborundum - Sons of arthritis - Ibuprofen Chapter :-)
Kiwi Tiger is online now  
 
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
Production 125
Main Motorcycle: 2015 Triumph Speedmaster
New Member
 
Scotty_b's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Asheville, NC - USA
Posts: 9
Other Motorcycle: 1977 Honda CB750K
Garage
Hey y'all,

Still haven't had a chance to take the calipers off yet. Work piled up, the Ol Lady got the flu, etc, etc.

I came to the assumption that mediocre OEM pads + a lot of Chicago city traffic braking + now a bunch of mountain downhill braking probably has eaten up the pads way faster than I would have expected. So I also ordered some front pads so I can change them all no matter what.

I'll be swapping them during the long weekend this weekend and will post a follow up. Thank you all for your advice and instruction it is much appreciated!

-scotty
steventhechef likes this.

2015 Speedy: Fabricated seat, sissy, idiot bracket & cut fenders. Biltwell bars, risers, grips. Motion Pro lines. Drag Spec brackets. T100 tank. BC pipes & covers. K&S signals. TC Bros plate holder. Prism Supply tail light. TTP EFI Induction kit.
Scotty_b is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 08:37 AM
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: 2014 Bonneville T100
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Midlothian, VA
Posts: 227
I did exactly what you did which was assume my rear pads were bad. I took everything apart and my pads were in fact barely used after 4k miles. Just a bunch of dirt and a piece of melted plastic bag caught in the caliper. I cleaned everything, lubricated the slide pins and put everything back together and kept the pads I bought for another day.
Chada is offline  
post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
Production 125
Main Motorcycle: 2015 Triumph Speedmaster
New Member
 
Scotty_b's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Asheville, NC - USA
Posts: 9
Other Motorcycle: 1977 Honda CB750K
Garage
Yep, what many of you had thought, including myself in the end, was in fact the case.

Rear brake pads were completely worn off while the front had a ton of material on them. The piston did not seem stuck so I'm now just convinced that 2K miles of city traffic and steep, curvy downhill passes ate my stock rear brakes away much faster than I expected. Kind of surprised they went that quick but, hey, stopping is good right?

I put on some Galfer's and now I know its something I need to check more regularly, like once a year. Thanks everyone for the advice, it was a ridiculously easy process but your input was beneficial to what to look for.

Cheers!

2015 Speedy: Fabricated seat, sissy, idiot bracket & cut fenders. Biltwell bars, risers, grips. Motion Pro lines. Drag Spec brackets. T100 tank. BC pipes & covers. K&S signals. TC Bros plate holder. Prism Supply tail light. TTP EFI Induction kit.
Scotty_b is offline  
post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 07:49 PM
Commentator
Main Motorcycle: 2006 Blue Thruxton
Senior Member
 
steventhechef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Brisvegas
Posts: 8,081
Other Motorcycle: 06 Thruxton - wife's bike
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotty_b View Post
Thanks everyone for your advice!

unfortunately I'm attending a wedding this weekend.
Unfortunately for you or for him? I am pleased that you got it sorted easily.

I also use brake cleaner in a spray can. That keeps everything clean and working correctly

steventhechef

Eggs & Bacon. A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

Last edited by steventhechef; 05-30-2019 at 07:52 PM.
steventhechef is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear brake flush 2000 Triumph Sprint skos Sprint Forum 0 10-12-2014 10:25 PM
Rear brake flush 2000 Triumph Sprint skos Air Cooled Twins Technical Talk 1 10-12-2014 10:16 PM
2009 Speed Triple rear brake not working at all weekdaywarrior Speed Triple Forum 6 08-23-2014 11:11 AM
Suspension Setup - Step by Step Sparti Speed Triple Forum 11 05-28-2006 03:33 AM
rear brake problem smoothnutbrown Air Cooled Twins Talk 6 08-03-2005 12:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome