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The C-14, aka Kawasaki Concours-14, the new one :) => The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 => Topic started by: katata1100 on April 19, 2019, 09:06:01 pm

Title: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
Post by: katata1100 on April 19, 2019, 09:06:01 pm
Bike stops fine, no noise. I removed the rear pads to inspect them and they had dime size blue spot . It was faint but obvious bluing, like on an exhaust. Pad was shiny. Are they glazed, heat damaged or just going through midlife crises?
Title: Re: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 20, 2019, 05:05:49 am
I think that bluing on brake components denotes heat stress.  Can't say I've ever heard of or seen blue spots on brake pads.  I'd check out the rear braking system to make sure the caliper isn't sticking, though.
Title: Re: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
Post by: jimmymac on April 20, 2019, 05:10:19 am
I used to drive myself nuts paying attention to brake noises, colors and textures. The rear brake is a big joke to start with.  I've got nothing else to add. If you stomp on it, and it does something, it's working....
Title: Re: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
Post by: Freddy on April 20, 2019, 05:47:29 am
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :  What he said ^
Title: Re: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on April 22, 2019, 06:39:56 pm
if it doesn't look like this... you are ok...