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Ok so occasionally especially when its raining. When braking around 10mph to 0 I notice what seems to feel like a kind of grinding sensation.

The brakes are fine. Theres no Vibration.

Is this from the ABS? It just feels unsettling. Ive never had a bike with ABS

Anyone know what im talking about or is there something wrong with my brakes. lolll
 

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Do you notice drag when you're moving the bike? I had an issue with another bike where the front pistons weren't completely returning, which caused the brakes to rub a little. Once you got up to speed, the problem seemed to disappear as the momentum overcame the friction.
 

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Yip, ABS.

Try triggering ABS on the rear (use rain mode as this puts abs to max) by by putting a bit more pressure on the rear when coming to a halt and you should be able to trigger it (safer to do on the back brake than the front !).

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So, on my racebike I have disabled the ABS and at slow speeds I still have this sensation.

I think that the stock brake pads have a compound with a reasonably high metallic content (something like a HH), and every time I've used a pad like this it's had the same sensation.

It's nothing to worry about, and I don't notice it an anything higher than 10-15 MPH. There isn't any unusual wear on my rotors and the wheel spins reasonably well when the front is on a stand and the brakes aren't applied. I would check the same things on your bike.

As an interesting aside when I first got my bike on the stands and started putting the warmers on I noticed that the front wheel didn't spin as freely as I thought it should. Some quick investigation turned up that the wheel was offset in the forks about 2mm to the right and it was causing binding. I checked the spacers carefully and everything looked to be in order, so I started investigating the wheel itself. The bearing on the left side of the wheel was not fully seated and there was a small gap between it and the internal spacer. A quick pop with the bearing driver and all was well in the world. The wheel is now centered and spins freely with the brake off.
 

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Not having mine yet, I understand it is in a truck heading south, I have a question for you. Is there any rust or corrosion on the rotors from sitting? I have several bikes with cast iron rotors and I get this type of noise every time I park after high humidity like rain, washing the car, or just a good old SE US high humidity day. It comes right off after the first stop or two.

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Not having mine yet, I understand it is in a truck heading south, I have a question for you. Is there any rust or corrosion on the rotors from sitting? I have several bikes with cast iron rotors and I get this type of noise every time I park after high humidity like rain, washing the car, or just a good old SE US high humidity day. It comes right off after the first stop or two.

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Jim,

The rotors on the 899 are Stainless, so probably won't have any rust on them.
 

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Jim,

The rotors on the 899 are Stainless, so probably won't have any rust on them.
Depends on the type of stainless I have seen some rust. Not a lot but it could be the source of this noise. I really believe it is unlikely but hey it is always good to check everything when you do not know.

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I've noticed the same thing recently too. I can't duplicate it at will but occasional on stopping (at slow speed) I feel what I assume to be the ABS kicking in. Grinding is the best way to describe it.
 

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Absolutely. Thats how I would describe it as well. Seems to only happen when slowly stopping. Im fairly certain its not the ABS (or at least I am not locking up the wheel causing the ABS to kick in) because the streets are bone dry
 
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