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Rode my RT 100 miles to day and loved everything about it, except the squeeeeekkky brakes! Go in Friday for 600 plus checkup. If someone doesn't like attention don't buy one of these!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:
 

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My brakes are starting to squeek as well. When I have this issue in a car I replace the pads with ceramics and use a orange compond called de-squeek. De-Squeek is spread on the back side of the pad and you can get it from NAPA auto parts.
 

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Got New RT

I picked up my new RT-SM5 at the dealer yesterday and then rode it 150 mi home. Temp was 42F but with my heated grips and adjustable windshield I managed to stay pretty warm. Handling was much, much better than my 2009 Spyder. This 2010 model was stable and didn't twitch around as much. I think this model has a factory anti-sway-bar and, as a result, cornering is much better.
I have ordered a hand brake from ISCI and it should be in in a week or so. I am looking forward to having that accessory. I think it is MUCH SAFER than just a foot brake alone. I hope BRP sees the light and makes them standard. I also hope, in the meantime, one of us doesn't clobber a deer because we couldn't get to the foot brake fast enough:mad:
Outside Temp is beginning to push high 60's so I am looking forward to doing some riding:)
 

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My svc mgr told me to get up to high speed and hit the brakes - - hard!! It works, no squeeky no mo!
Bedding-in brake pads is a pretty good idea, as you can see by this page on the Tire-Rack site, the process is dependent on the pad, some do not recommend heavy braking during the break-in period:

Brake Tech - Brake Pad and Rotor Bed-In Procedures

This is similar the procedure I've used for performance pads in the past:

"HAWK

After installing new pads make 6 to 10 stops from approximately 35 mph with moderate pressure. Make an additional two to three hard stops from approximately 40 to 45 mph. Do not allow the vehicle to come to a complete stop.When completed with this process, park the vehicle and allow the brakes to cool completely before driving on them again. Do not engage the parking brake until after this cooling process is compete.

NOTE: Hawk racing pads (Blue, Black, HT-10, HT-12) may require a different bed-in procedure. Contact your sales specialists at the Tire Rack for racing application information."
 
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