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i was out riding the other day and after about 30 minutes the rear brakes started squealing very loud when I used them. I pulled over and looked at the brakes to see if something got stuck between the caliper and the pads. There was nothing there but I noticed the brakes where very hot(duh). Does anyone else know if this is normal? ThanksĀ 



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They may have been binding on for some reason, causing build up of heat. The heat causes glazing of the pads, which then squeal.
Reasons for binding brakes:
-Piston seizing in the caliper
-Pads sticking on guide pins (unusual)
-Caliper slider pins seized (quite common)
-new boots putting pressure on the pedal without you realizing(!)
-incorrectly adjusted master cylinder actuator - not enough freeplay
I suggest a quick stripdown to check for seized piston or sliders...
Ride safe,
Simon.


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Thanks, I'll check and see if the caliper is hanging up and not releasing. Also what do glazed pads look like?

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Shiny, and probably cracked as well.
Mike


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just put on paddock stand & check if brakes are sticking on then sort out

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