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Front brake buzzing noise

So I've just been for a couple hour ride and on the way home I noticed a very noticeable 'buzzing' noise when applying the front brake.

Has anyone else come across this?

It's sounds almost like an electrical buzzing sounds coming front the brake lever area itself (if that makes sense).

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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The lack of a centre stand with things like this doesn't make life any easier! Try and get the front wheel off the ground, spin the front and see what's what.

Crap embedded on the pads? If you're not getting any 'pulsing' through the front brake lever when you apply the brake, which would indicate your disc is running out of true, I would strip the pads out and clean it all to start with.
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Itís a buzzing noise from the lever area, not so much the pad / low region :-/
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Front brake light switch?
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Front brake light switch?
I'm thinking this yes, it's as if the cables aren't fully connected maybe...
Like an electrical buzzing noise as soon as lever is compressed, but only as high speed.
When coming to a stop, it'll buzz down to maybe 20kmh then stops even with the brake lever still applied.
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Try disconnecting the brake light switch LWS, and see what happens. Unless you're a sparkie with a test meter, the only way to go would be to isolate one by one everything in the area of said noise.
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Try disconnecting the brake light switch LWS, and see what happens. Unless you're a sparkie with a test meter, the only way to go would be to isolate one by one everything in the area of said noise.
Yeh I'll give that a go tomorrow, thanks Phil13

The frustrating this is you can only here it whilst riding, not when stationary. Bizarre.

It'll be a trial and error fix I think.
I've checked the connections on the actual connectors and all seems OK :-/
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Mine has made a buzzing noise from the front brake since new. Without the helmet on it is very noticeable. Had it to the useless dealer twice. They state that it is normal. Mine comes from the front pads. It goes away when they are wet. I'm just going to install better pads
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