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I just bought a 2010 ninja 250r. The front breaks squeal constantly even when the breaks are not applied. Are the pads going to have to be removed in order to fix this problem, or there some kind of cleaner I can use on the rotor without taking the pads off?

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Drop into a servoce station or auto accessory store purchas a can of braklean its an aerosol spray on both rotor & pads hoseoff after a couple of minutes if the problem is in fact caused by dust & road grime if this does not cure the problem given the fact that it is anew machine & most likely still under waranty I would return it to the dealer to have them check the rotor for run out & the calliper to make sure that the pistons are returning fully after brake application hope this helps you out. Regards Geoff

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No I'm afraid you will have to remove the pads, clean them & thinly smear the back & edges with caliper grease
You may also wish to bevel the sharp edges of the pad material with a medium file

Ride safe
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What tools needed to replace front brake pads & rotors

Brake Pads
Removal & Installation

3.4L front disc brake assembly

4.0L and 4.7L front disc brake assembly

To Remove:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
    this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Front wheel
    • Clip, 2 caliper pins, the anti-rattle spring then remove the 2 brake pads
      and the 4 anti-squeal shims

To Install:

Only replace brake pads on 1 side of the
vehicle at a time. Failure to use this procedure could cause the caliper pistons
on the opposite side of the vehicle to pop out requiring the reconditioning or
replacement of the brake caliper.

  1. Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder.
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  3. Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shims.
  4. Install or connect the following:

    • Anti-squeal shims to the new brake pads
      NOTE: When replacing worn pads, the anti-squeal shims must be replaced
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    • 2 brake pads
    • Anti-rattle spring and the 2 caliper pins
    • Clip
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  5. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
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To Remove:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
    this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Rear wheel


    • 2 cylinder slide pins from rear caliper assembly
    • Caliper assembly from rear caliper mounting
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    • Pad wear indicator plate from the inner side disc brake pad
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To Install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

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    • Anti-squeal shims on each brake pad
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  2. Apply lithium soap base glycol grease to the sliding part of 2 caliper slide
  3. Install or connect the following:

    • Disc brake caliper assembly with 2 caliper slide pins
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  4. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
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Sometimes when i apply the front brake i feel a pulsing or quick thumping... tightened the steering bearing but no change..ant the front brakes are good but they squeal

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