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post #1 of 19 Old 01-26-2011, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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2009 Brake Pad Change

Ok, so my brakes have recently starting making racket and I figure it's near time to swap out the the pads. I imagine it's a simple "unbolt caliper, swap pads, bolt caliper back on" procedure, but I figured I'd post and find out for sure before I do it.
Anything I should know? or just the two caliper bolts?

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You pretty well have it nailed down.

How many miles on them? Seems early to be changing pads already on an 09.

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10k? on the bike, but I bought it at 6k and doubt they've been changed.

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It's hella easy. You got it. Throw some loctite on there.




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Ya might want to pump the brake lever / pedal a bit before the test drive. Or not. Easy to over look and very exciting when you discover you forgot......

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Geez... which pads to replace with....the green ones, the black ones, the OEM stock pads? Chinese pads? Sintered? Carbon Graphite Sport Brake Pads?

Whatta 'bout the rotor? Will it be eaten up like cheese with better quality brake pads?

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Geez... which pads to replace with....the green ones, the black ones, the OEM stock pads? Chinese pads? Sintered? Carbon Graphite Sport Brake Pads?

Whatta 'bout the rotor? Will it be eaten up like cheese with better quality brake pads?
I was thinking about bringing that up next. So, since you brought it up, I'm assuming I could just go with OEM and be fine eh?

And ugh, I don't want to buy a new rotor. Shhh. They aint' cheap man.

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I bet your rotor is OK. Make sure it is in spec. I've used a few different kind of pads. The green are SWEET, but wear out fast. I'm back to the cheapies now.




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Just called the dealer. They want $60+ for a set of front pads. He said they also will stop better than any other non oem pads. Then....for some reason, my call dropped.
So, what should I be looking at paying for some pads? I don't know a lot about bike brake brands, so someone hook me up with das info por favor.

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Just called the dealer. They want $60+ for a set of front pads. He said they also will stop better than any other non oem pads. Then....for some reason, my call dropped.
So, what should I be looking at paying for some pads? I don't know a lot about bike brake brands, so someone hook me up with das info por favor.

EBC from Rocky Mt. lasting me longer then OEM, $35.99

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