Annoying EBC brake pad rattle (K12RS)
'98 K1200RS, 14K miles
I changed my front pads out recently for EBC HH sintered pads, which I like and use on all my other bikes. Backed the pads with a small amount of silicone brake pad goo, as well as the pins. Went together fine, work great, life is good.
The damn things rattle. I first thought I had a loose fairing piece somewhere, but have narrowed it to the pads. If I'm on the brakes over a surface irregularity, no problem, but otherwise the pads leap about in the caliper with loud clinking sounds. They are the correct pad for the bike, and didn't seem to be an overly loose fit when I installed them. Rear pads, also EBC but installed earlier, don't make a sound, nor do the EBC HH pads on my other bikes.
I've had pads squeak, squeal, and make every other noise before, but I've never encountered pads that rattled in the calipers before. I noticed the OEM pads on my GSXR have some backing material that actually adheres to the piston (that's new to me, too). Is there anything like that anyone's aware of?