Speed Twin - Squealing Front Brakes.

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  1. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    My speed twin started with a squealing front brake at around 700 miles. Dealer took out a he pads and cleaned everything up, which fixed for another couple of hundred miles, when it started again. They have down a full test today and confirmed the disc’s are warped. They also said the the pads had lots of metal showing, which is why they have been so aggressive. Warranty claim put in today, so should find soon what Triumph are going to do about it.
    Anybody else got this problem?
     
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  2. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

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    Yes.
     
  3. Bryf

    Bryf Well-Known Member

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    Yep, mine squeal as well, although it's not constant.
     
  4. SpeedTwin1200

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    What is your mileage Bryf?
    I've just had my first service so got a couple of hundred miles to do yet.

    Are you particulary heavy on the front brake Wessa? I doubt it, especially while running the bike in. As you say, warped discs and worn pads at 700 miles is not right so I'll be interested to see how you get on with the warranty claim.

    Thanks for the warning, not something I'd have thought to go wrong with Brembo brakes.
     
  5. Bryf

    Bryf Well-Known Member

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    I've done around 2300 miles but probably started doing it around 1000. As I said it's intermittent, as yet I have not found it a problem, other than a little irritating!!!, but importantly brake function is still great.
     
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  6. darkman

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    My front squeaks one day and not the next, it all looks good and works fine so not bothered at the mo and only done 800 miles so far. The other thing i noticed people are saying a lot is the rear wheel squeaks as you push your bike along, when fixing my rear puncture i found that both rear spacer to seal joints were dry so lubed them and noise has gone and i also did Su's bike as that squeaked as well. ( Get your act together Triumph )
     
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  7. freck

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    Triumph seem to have had an aversion to grease for many years :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Wurzel Chris

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    My brakes squeak intermittently and hove done since about 7-800 miles. Just got back from an 1100 mile French trip and they seem to have stopped for now. Total mileage 3200. Taking her back in for a recall soon so will ask them to check.
     
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  9. Dozers Dad

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    Hi Wessa,

    The discs must be made of something akin to tin or chocolate to warp in 700 miles! :eek:
    I reckon a stunt rider would get many more miles out of a set of (proper quality) front discs.

    My guess is you'll have exactly the same trouble again even if the dealer fits a new set of Triumph discs?

    I'd ask for a set of EBC's at Triumphs expense mate.
     
  10. Cyborgbot

    Cyborgbot Noble Member

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    Cooper grease might fix it (obviously not on the FRONT of the pads)...
     
  11. Wessa

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    I would drop into your dealers as I'm aware of at least three in my area
    Yep discussed EBC kit with dealer, but agreed that would need to go with Triumph replacements to start with.

    UPDATE on warranty claim.. Dealer rang today to say new disc’s etc have arrived from Triumph. Bike booked in for next Thursday. All good at the moment.
    Wessa
     
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  12. Wessa

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    Yep normally that would do the trick, but the disc’s on my bike were warped. Dealer showed me the video that they sent of to Triumph..
     
  13. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    You might be ok with them mate? I dare say those discs are used on several different models. If so, & your originals were part of a dodgy production run? The replacements might be ok?

    It doesn't say much for Triumphs quality control though! o_O
     
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  14. Wessa

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    Yep know what you are saying. I was talking to the service manager and he said that he had a 1200 scrambler coming in on Thursday with same problem. So it looks like it is a problem on other bikes.
     
  15. Bryf

    Bryf Well-Known Member

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    What is the recall you are taking it back for, I haven't heard of any yet?? (I am assuming it is a Speed Twin)
     
  16. Bryf

    Bryf Well-Known Member

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    I am going in to dealers for new exhausts under warranty on 6th Aug will have a word and get them to check brakes at same time, cheers
     
  17. Wurzel Chris

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    As stated by Triumph -

    The coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may have been misrouted during assembly. A misrouted hose may come into contact with the exhaust header pipe, potentially causing damage to the hose.

    If you look a bit further on the web they recalled 700 + in the US for a similar thing.
     
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  18. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Is that worth the trip to the dealer Chris? Unless they are very close by?
    I'd have thought the correct route for the hose would as obvious as if it's been incorrectly routed.
     
  19. Wurzel Chris

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    To be honest it looks fine to me but with the brakes making the odd noise as well I'd get them to look at it. It's not far, 12 miles, and I can always take something out for a spin while they fiddle, then a bacon roll, sausage roll, coffee or two....
     
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  20. nikolashka

    nikolashka New Member

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    mine squeal as well. good to know it's not just me! has been driving me mad.

    will speak to jack lilley and see what they say.
     
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