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Squealing Rear Brakes

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Servicing' started by Layzie, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Hey guys.. the rear brakes on my cb250 squeals every now and then. Usually squeals when I am braking on low speed (i.e. braking at the lights).
    Any idea how I can get rid of this squealing?



  2. I have the same problem on my Aprilia Dorsoduro. Sounds like an Italian maiden wailing.....
  3. Bikes have rear brakes ?? Weird
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  4. Probably running a bit dry, find the grease nipple and give it a couple of pumps every week or so :)
  5. They are a Drum rear brake aren't they?

    You may need to inspect the brake shoes to see if there is uneven wear. The brake adjuster has a mark indicating when they should be replaced, is that near the indicator mark yet?
    Options are replace the brake shoes (most likely) and worst case machine the drum if it is scored or out of round.
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  6. Yeah its a drum.
    Thanks. I will have a look at the mark indicator tonight.
  7. Pull the back wheel off and clean out the excess dust build up. This has worked for me with a couple of bikes I have owned with a drum brakes