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    Front Brake "Chudder"!

    A few weeks ago while stopping, I noticed my '16 RT front brakes were "chuddering" at almost the last few inches before a complete stop! Looked at the pads and they were good! This is my first ABS bike and I was wondering if this was normal?
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    Did you hit a small patch of sand or other loose material on the road? That's about the only way the ABS would go off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crustybeemer View Post
    A few weeks ago while stopping, I noticed my '16 RT front brakes were "chuddering" at almost the last few inches before a complete stop! Looked at the pads and they were good! This is my first ABS bike and I was wondering if this was normal?
    No, not normal. Could be a warped disc or a hard spot on the disc. Or it could be a build up of pad material in one spot. I'd give everything a good wash then take it out and do a couple of hard stops (without activating the ABS) to clean off any possible pad material build up and see if you still have the problem.

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    BC1100S has it and if it persists, it's time for new rotors and with new rotors it's always new pads too.

    BTW it's shudder ... pulsation ... chudder isn't a word.
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    Might have hit the odd tar snake on stopping! I thought I might have had a small stone in the caliper but found nothing! After the rally I will put in a new set of pads and see what that does!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    BC1100S has it and if it persists, it's time for new rotors and with new rotors it's always new pads too.

    BTW it's shudder ... pulsation ... chudder isn't a word.
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    If your rotor has the plastic mount buttons I would inspect them.
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    chudder: a soup in the New England states, made with clams

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    chudder…..part of a Chinese cow???? Possible you are squeezing the brake lever enough to activate the ABS just prior to stopping, exceeding the braking threshold? I do sometimes see this in advanced students, with less than a good feel for the braking system, who grab the lever with excessive force relying on the ABS intervention as opposed to right hand finesse skill.

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    could very easily be some glaze on rotors or pads
    If that the case a scotch brute pad and some brake cleaner may help
    Start by putting bike on center stand with enough weight on tail to raise front wheel off ground, then spray pads and rotors with brake cleaner, this is followed by cleaning up both sides of rotors with scotch pad. I’ve found if you rotate the wheel while folding pad to cover both sides of rotor it works pretty well. Note the crud that comes off rotor, repeat on other rotor, then spray with brake cleaner again
    NOTE don’t get any brake cleaner on plastic, I follow up with a good bike washing to remove the brake dust/crud removed by cleaning
    If it works your good to go

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    Pilot-thats prretty much what l did! So far it has not reoccurred!
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