checking the pads

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Mojo, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Mojo

    Mojo New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,442
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    im getting a grinding noise during light braking on the front brakes. judging from the front view, the pads look like 50% life left. could it be possible that the rotors/pads are rusted and may need lubing?
     
  2. Junkie

    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Messages:
    23,445
    Likes Received:
    151
    Location:
    Alameda, CA
    do NOT lube your pads.

    FYI, any rotor rust should come right off in a couple miles of riding (actually, generally well before a couple miles)
     
  3. Frequency

    Frequency New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    7,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    :rofl: @ lubing brake pads

    quick lesson brakes use friction to stop, lube decreases(makes less) friction
     
  4. DamonS

    DamonS Flyin' High Again

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Barrie, Canada
    you could have a stuck slide which caused your brake pads to wear unevenly..

    What this means is the part of the pad that you visually inspect looks about 50%, but the bottom part of the pad is 0%..

    Personally, since its such a simple thing to do, I would take the caliper off and inspect the entire pad surface for issues.. Prevention here is worth the ounce of cure.. You could mess up a rotor if left too long... oh and lube the slides, not the pads.. i have found that stop squeel lube on the back of the bike pads don't work so well for some reason..
     

Share This Page