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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2011, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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I am the proud owner of a Speed Four,
I have owned my SF for around a year and a half and have never had a problem with it. I recently had my brake pads and disc changed (rear wheel), after only 52miles both the pads and disc were unusable. Is this problem any one else has encounter (is there such a thing as faulty pads, to this extreme?), when the brakes were changed everything was given a good clean first so dirt isn't the issue. Do I have a larger problem with the bike, or should I just look for a new garage to do my work for me?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2011, 09:47 AM
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I've never heard of that problem with the rear brake pad and rotor before. Sounds like they weren't properly adjusted when they were replaced. How much do you use your rear brake in 52 miles? I'd definitely question the mechanic who did the job.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 01:07 PM
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I'd take it back to the place that did the work first. Maybe they just need to be re-bled.
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New brake discs and pads fitted, free of charge. 5miles and counting fingers firmly crossed.
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I've had a triumph adventurer 1999 for about 6 years now. Today I Am trying to get her up and running after being in storage for about a year and a half. I moved into downtown Minneapolis and I had nowhere to park it so its been sitting in my dads back shed for the past year and a half collecting dust. She Won't Start...Sooooo I Found This Lovely Site. Hopefully, With All The Great Info I Can Get Her Going Without Having To Take Her In.
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