Continue to apply brakes: they're not just power brakes, they also function manually.
The low brake indicators on the brake pads are squealing. I highly recommend you have the brakes checked out.
no, that sounds like the brakes are grinding because the are ready to be changed, check them out immediately.
apply your brakes gently while accelerating at the same time
Pull the tire and look at the disk brakes. GM uses a little piece of spring steel that makes contact with the rotor when the disk brake pads are worn out. It sounds like the wear indicator is giving you warning that the brakes need to be replaced. When you look at it, if the spring is contacting the rotor, don't wait! just replace the brake pads now.
Start with the most likely andeasiest to fix. Check your brake pads... There is a wear indicator on the inside pads (closest to engine) that will rub on the rotor and make a squealing noise to warn you that the pads are getting thin. When you apply the brakes the noise will go away a lot of the time. If the pads are new or not making the noise then I do not know what the problem may be.
The grinding sound means that the brake pads are worn down to metal and that sound you hear is metal to metal. you need to have the pads changed, the problem is that you will more than likely have to change the rotors also. The way to avoid this in the future is when you notice your brakes are making a squealing sound that means that the pads will need to be changed soon.
No, the ABS light will come on when there is a problem with the anti-lock braking system. Have this looked into by a professional. You will know your brake pads need changing when you hear a squealing sound when you apply the brakes.
no, just the wheels the brakes apply to, usually the front brakes
This sounds like the power brake vacuum booster going bad.
Time for new brakes or adjustment.
I have no idea what you mean by "brake life is at 10," but there is a way that I always know when to replace my brake pads. When brake pads wear down quite a ways, a metal clip will start to touch the rotor when you apply the brakes. It will cause a very loud squealing noise (metal clip on metal rotor), and it means that it is time to replace your brakes. It was designed that way. Once you hear the squealing, you can drive like that safely for weeks or months, but the squealing noise will be very irritating. If "brake life is at 10" means that you only have 10% of your pads left, then you should change them.
The pads are vibrating against the caliber. Remove the pads and apply some anti-squeal to the back of the pads where they make contact with the caliber. Also make sure the slide pins are clean and free of rust.
You probably have a bad alternator and a weak battery. I know it sounds strange, but I had the same thing on my 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix. The reason is, there is a big drain on your electrical system when you apply the brakes, ie: taillights, anti-lock system, etc. So, the car stalls, and in my case wouldn't restart. At the least, go to auto zone and have it tested....you'll be surprised.
Sounds like the brakes are shot! At this point I wouldn't want you to drive any further than your closest repair garage.
Is your brake pedal hard ? If so replace the power brake booster. It sounds like you have a major vaccume leak in the booster when you apply the brakes. Power brakes work off of engine vaccume. If the dieafram is leaking vaccume when you apply the brakes it leans the engine out. ( creates a major vaccume leak ) and engine dies. Hope this helps.
Apply the brakes hard and steer out of danger.
If your vehicle has abs brakes, just apply the brakes hard and steer away from danger. If the vehicle does not have abs brakes, try to apply the brakes without locking up the wheels and going into a skid then steer away from danger. If you lock up the brakes and go into a skid you will lose control of your steering.
apply your brakes gently as you accelerate
No, that is not true. Water is going to get on the rotor and on the pads no matter what you do. This water will quickly evaporate once you apply the brakes. Even if you do not apply the brakes centrifugal force will remove the water as you drive. Once you apply the brakes the heat created will remove the water very quickly. You may experience a slight loss of good braking the first time you apply the brakes after going through water which is normal.
Cheap brake pads will squeel. If you bought cheap brake pads, that's probably it. Also, make sure you apply brake grease to the back of your pads (do NOT apply the grease to the side of the pad coming into contact with the rotor, apply it to the other side coming into contact with the caliper). If you don't apply break grease, this will also cause squeeling.
While driving, apply the brakes gently for a short distance, as you maintain your speed.
The answer will depend on the quality of the brakes on your motorcycle, how hard you apply them, the road conditions (dry/wet). So there is no single answer.
your back brakes are supposed to apply before your front brakes, they do this so your car does not take a nose dive every time you apply the brakes. but if it is very noticeable i would check the adjustment of your rear brakes (if you have a disc/drum setup) or i would check your proportioning valve if they are locking up