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I am new to the site I have been watching and reading post for awhile now and want to say awesome site. I have a problem.
I recently purchased an 05 foreman 500 it is only one week old.
I have 10 hrs and 55 miles. Problem is my front brakes are squeaking very loud when I use them. I put the blue stuff on the back of the pads that is supposed to stop brake noise and one side is still making noise even after two aplications. What do I do? Thanks for your help.
 

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thats a new problem I havent heard of yet, have you tried working with the dealership at all?
 

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thats a new problem I havent heard of yet, have you tried working with the dealership at all?
I havent tried working with dealership I am trying to learn and do the work myself. The pads look good they are noisy any sugggestions ?
 

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Ataboy! Try to fix the problem yourself. That's what i usually try to
do & end up breakin' it or makin' it worse. I hope your luck is better
than mine when it comes to that.
 

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I think that if it is that new I would have the dealership make it right. Trust me, you will have plenty of time to try your hands at mechanics.
 

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Yeah, the pads might be cracked.
 

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ok I talked to the dealership they said to sand the pads a little there is probably a high spot on the pads causing the problem. They said that something like this wouldnt be covered under the warranty even though the bike is only weeks old. I have learned something already... Honda is a great bike but service after the sale
 

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Sounds like a crappy dealer to me. IMO.
I would hammer that dealer to make it right. Some dealers will help you out even after the warranty is gone. The dealer I bought my 450 from was like the one you have. So I tried another dealer I had tried to buy from before(price was right at the other dealer)(lesson learned)after my warranty was up and those guys are awesome at warranty and helping at things that really shouldn't have been warrantied. But they called Honda and explained in good detail and Honda said go ahead. Guess I'll pay more for my next bike, but it won't cost me as much in the long run.
Good luck.
 

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Pull the calipers off and make to look at the pads good. (you may have already done this). You may need to scuff the pads a bit to level them out and remove any hazing. Clean everything really well.and reassemble. That mey help. After each ride, flush the pads and discs real well with water to clean them. Vented rotor are good for cooling but they will also hold mud, causing sqweeks and premature wear.

If it makes you feel any better, I have to replace my pads as they were down to bare metal ($29 per side). I only have a bit under 400 miles.
 

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Pull the calipers off and make to look at the pads good. (you may have already done this). You may need to scuff the pads a bit to level them out and remove any hazing. Clean everything really well.and reassemble. That mey help. After each ride, flush the pads and discs real well with water to clean them. Vented rotor are good for cooling but they will also hold mud, causing sqweeks and premature wear.

If it makes you feel any better, I have to replace my pads as they were down to bare metal ($29 per side). I only have a bit under 400 miles.
Thanks man I rode the other day and hit the front brakes hard several times to stop it seems as if this has helped I havent heard the noise again if I do I will follow your advise.
 
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