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Hi all! I am having trouble identifying a noise coming from the the front end. i will try to explain it, here goes.... It only happens under moderate to heavy braking, usually just before i come to a stop (going like 5-10km/h, it's like a click noise that i can hear and very slightly feel through the bars. i think its something to do with the pads on the discs?? Or perhaps its the calipers moving a bit under the stress of braking? Is this possible? Why would it be happening nearly every time I come to a stop though? Also, i can hear the pads rubbing on the discs when i am walking my bike around (engine off) and the noise is intermittent (rubbing, then not rubbing, rubbing etc.) Does this mean disc/s are warping or damaged some how? Any info would be much appreciated. It is really bugging me!:(

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I have a 2002 ZX636 with 6000kms. I can accept the rubbing to be normal, but if the discs are rubbing shouldnt they be rubbing all the time when I'm walking the bike instead of intermittent.(On, off, on, off and so on..)? Also, the clicking noise is not many clicks, it's just one click most times I come to a stop. Would this be caused by the forks when they compress a certain distance? This would explain it as the front suspension gradually loads up as u brake to a stop. Could this be it and is it normal? Also is it normal for the front brakes to squeal when braking in slow traffic/coming to a stop? I have checked the pads and there is still plenty left in them. Sorry if i'm being paranoid but I like to know my bike.[:I]:)

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