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Old 04-27-2014, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Rear brake pad change

Gen 1 2003 KLR. How tricky is it to change the rear brake pads? I have the manual but I have always brought it to the shop in the past for this task.

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Old 04-27-2014, 05:41 PM
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It's easy as long as you are careful and slow. I did it by myself with just Clymers and that's saying a LOT.

(Don't force anything. It should be easy!)

Seriously though, watch a youtube vid, set aside 15 mins and do it (the last five are for drinking a beer with a satisfied look on your face).

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Old 04-27-2014, 07:53 PM
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its really only a 10 min job . take your time if you have never done it before . lube the slider pins , make sure everything is tight and dont rush .
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a best or recommended brand?

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Old 04-27-2014, 08:40 PM
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Ebc. Or sbs. Stay away from the cheap brands look and see on their Web site and see what pads match your riding style.
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