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post #1 of 14 Old 02-22-2011, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Brake pad replacement

OK, no Oscar nomination, not great on the production quality, and a bit of comedy.


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post #2 of 14 Old 02-22-2011, 04:56 PM
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Cue the pissed off Poles!

Another nice one man. Your rims are CLEAN. It must be time for a tarry, dirty ride.




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post #3 of 14 Old 02-26-2011, 01:33 PM
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Great video. I'll be replacing the pads on my '08 this spring (it's 17 degrees today, no riding for a while yet) After seeing you do it I should have no problems.
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you should spray brakecleaner on the pistons before pushing them in to avoid seal damage.
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One thing I failed to mention...

The caliper slides on two pins that are attached to the mounting plate. It's a good idea to pull the mounting plate out of the caliper and clean and grease those pins so that the caliper can slide easily. The manual recommends a silicone grease.

If these pins get mucked up and don't allow the caliper to slide easily, then the caliper can bind and one pad will wear prematurely and/or the brakes will drag.

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post #7 of 14 Old 03-08-2011, 07:51 PM
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Remember, if you can't fix the brakes, get a louder horn.
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post #8 of 14 Old 03-08-2011, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hee, hee!

I like that.

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post #9 of 14 Old 03-09-2011, 02:13 AM
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Great video Tom.
What better time to change brake fluid than after the pistons are pushed back into the caliper. suck out the old fluid with a syringe or similar, wipe out the reservoir and fill with fresh fluid.
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post #10 of 14 Old 03-09-2011, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Steve -

Careful with that, as it's easy to introduce a bubble into the brake line.

Bleeding brakes is easy, even without speed bleeders. Check out this thread.

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