That's just going to wear down your pads and discs.I just been ridding the brake at the start of each run and that takes the squeak away. Till next time. Only got 62 hrs on ours but still does the squeaking every time I pull it out for a spin .
Glad it fixed the problem!Finally had all the brake squealing i could take and did all four today,now it's like a totally different ride thanks for this post BM glad i remembered seeing it,anyone with this problem this is the FIX.
Dont miss the parking brake fix. Takes only a few minutes and worth it.With all the stuff people have found fixes for on here they ought to ship out a case or two,something else i noticed today was how much easier it is to push this thing now after the brake service,they must have been dragging pretty good.
I've done the same as this but used anti seize with success. Great write-up and photos!My brakes squeaked since the day I picked up my Viking. Riding the brakes while driving down hill just shortens the life of your pads and rotors and doesnt fix the problem.
I took the time yesterday to do the front brakes and it worked so well I did the rear brakes this morning. In total it took about 2 hours and it was time well spent. None of them squeak at all. What a relief!
Pic 1: All you really need is disc brake grease, a 12mm socket, metric hex keys, a paper towel and a flat blade screwdriver (for applying grease).
Pic 2: Find the two pad retaining pins and break them loose with your hex key. Don't remove them yet.
Pic 3: Remove the two 12 mm caliper bolts.
Pic 4: Unscrew the two pad retaining pins with your hex key.
Pic 5: Use the hex key to push the pins out.
Pic 6: Remove the pads and clean the parts.
Pic 7: Grease the spring and all pad contact points. Insert the pad retaining pins part way and grease them too.
Pic 8: Grease the back of the inner pad as shown and install it by pushing down against the spring while you slide the pins through the holes.
Pic 9: Repeat with outer pad. Screw the pad retaining pins all the way in.
Pic 10: Grease the slide pins and reassemble.