'07 brakes: anyone notice ..... - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 2:49 pm Thread Starter
Enthusiast
 
®win's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Republiek Hollands Midden, , NL
Posts: 246
Question '07 brakes: anyone notice .....

... the little cricket when you apply the (front) brake lever?

It is audible at low speeds
It is there when you apply the brake lever only (so, it is NOT there when you use the pedal as well).

If you pull in the lever just a bit you hear a short clicking sound (like a cricket) and when you let go of the lever, after about a second you hear a small click. It comes from the front under the dash.

My dealer says it is typical for the new brake system, but is it?

Grtz,
Erwin

'14 R1200GS Adventure LC - Racing Red uni matt - full options - Nav V ... where the road ends Adventure begins ...
'13 320dA Touring - Mineralgrau metallic ... Freude am Fahren ...
®win is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 3:08 pm
Addict
 
hazard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posts: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by ®win
... the little cricket when you apply the (front) brake lever?

It is audible at low speeds
It is there when you apply the brake lever only (so, it is NOT there when you use the pedal as well).

If you pull in the lever just a bit you hear a short clicking sound (like a cricket) and when you let go of the lever, after about a second you hear a small click. It comes from the front under the dash.

My dealer says it is typical for the new brake system, but is it?
Yes. The tech who prepped my bike ponited it out to me. I notice it much more with engine off backing down the slope that is my drive way applying the brake. ALmost like a ratcheting sound. I have read other post from memebrs who have noticed it as well...


I think if you put the bike on the centerstand, and spin the rear wheel, then apply the brake, you can hear it as well....

2008 R 1200 GS ADV
2007 K 1200 GT Graphite
98 HD Sportster 1200C [Sold] (Mistake)
Various dirt bikes in my youth.
hazard is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 3:20 pm
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 22
Might it be noise from the floating front brake rotors?? When you apply the brakes, the "floating" stops and the outter disc floatiness ( yes, thats a technical term ) stops as the outter disc "rolls" with the bushings and stops. Hence, "clicky clicky". I know that makes no sense, but I have heard many a floating rotor click. Why not on 06 GT's? Who knows, maybe because there's no brake booster noise to overshadow the floating rotor noise.

Or...I'm completely wrong all together
BMRPAL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 3:24 pm Thread Starter
Enthusiast
 
®win's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Republiek Hollands Midden, , NL
Posts: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMRPAL
Might it be noise from the floating front brake rotors?? When you apply the brakes, the "floating" stops and the outter disc floatiness ( yes, thats a technical term ) stops as the outter disc "rolls" with the bushings and stops. Hence, "clicky clicky". I know that makes no sense, but I have heard many a floating rotor click. Why not on 06 GT's? Who knows, maybe because there's no brake booster noise to overshadow the floating rotor noise.

Or...I'm completely wrong all together
It's not the discs.

Grtz,
Erwin

'14 R1200GS Adventure LC - Racing Red uni matt - full options - Nav V ... where the road ends Adventure begins ...
'13 320dA Touring - Mineralgrau metallic ... Freude am Fahren ...
®win is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 6:19 pm
Capn' Blowhard
 
Nexus-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Richardson, Texas, USA
Posts: 333
Same ratchet sound here on my '07 - normal from the sounds of it (no pun intended).

'07 BMW K1200GT
'06 Ducati Classic Sport 1000 Monoposto
K7 GSX-R 1000
"Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones, an emptiness began to grow. There's something out there, far from my home, a longing that I've never known..."
Nexus-6 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 10:11 pm
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 14
Mine does it too, pretty sure its coming off the front brakes. Where, no clue.
obiwankenobi is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 2006, 7:35 am
Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Goring-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 36
Mine does this also. Will point it out at the 600 mile service but from the response on here it seems to be normal.
stevedo is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2006, 12:59 pm
Member
 
Andre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Brussels, , BELGIUM
Posts: 100
Reassuring

I was going to ask what that clicking sound could come from. I will ask the dealer for some info about that cricket
Andre is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Am I missing a part from my front brakes? rclompus K1200RS/GT (Classic) 8 Sep 5th, 2006 8:34 pm
K1200R Recall notice - Front Brakes 143LRSD K12/1300R/R-Sport 9 Jun 3rd, 2006 2:30 pm
New GT whith Phantom Brakes rjc K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 2 May 22nd, 2006 8:26 pm
Air in the brakes (Non ABS) TheJoker K12/1300R/R-Sport 4 Jan 8th, 2006 2:06 pm
Anyone know what the standard K1200R brakes are? HuecoDoc K12/1300R/R-Sport 5 Dec 16th, 2005 2:56 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome