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After 20K miles of squeeking brakes I fixed it....
1 can of CRC Brake Quiet
1 can of CRC Brake Clean
A dab of silicone grease

Pads are easy to remove:
Bike on center stand, no cover removal necessary
Push outside of caliper piston unit toward wheel a little
to compress pistons only enough to allow pads to be free.
Remove rubber plug and Pad pin screw (the bolt that goes
thru the ear of both pads)
Slide out pads
clean pads & pin with Brake Clean
Spray Brake Quiet on back side of pads ONLY
Allow to set for 10 minutes
Lube O ring on pin with silicone
Slide pads back in and replace Pin & cap

Pump brakes a few times to position pistons

Thats all it takes...Been riding 500 mi. and NO Squeeks
I tried cleaning only and it lasted only 50 miles

PS: AT 20K my pads are about 1/2 worn
 

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on my 2001 the disc brake quiet did the trick

on my 2002 the disk brake quiet only lasts a couple thousand miles and then the noise comes back, after putting it on about 3 different times i finally gave up, it doesn't squeel most of the time but when it does i mostly just ignore it
 

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I am not sure mine will last either. When I took off the pads there were circular marks
were the pistions touch the pads. They are pit marks that look like the pads vibrate or
move around too much. I think the pads are not tight enough, too much clearance. On
most car brakes the pads do not wiggle around much and are much harder to remove.
I guess just one of those things you learn to ignore like the wobbles !!
 
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