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post #1 of 9 Old 11-07-2009, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Brake pads...confused.

I ordered front and rear brake pads. The rear were backordered, but I just got the front. I've been looking at some other sites and walkthroughs though, and these look like a different shape than any of the pads I've seen.

Never changed the pads on the KLR before. Can someone clear this up for me?

Are these the right pads?




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Lockjaw -

They look right to me. The one with the hook goes on the inside.

You got a manual? I can quote you the procedure.

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The brake pads for the 2008 and newer are are different than 2007 and earlier. I have never replaced the newer pads. The Galpher pads you got are supposed to be good and should not squeak or wear the rotors excessively. Call Galfer USA and ask them for the correct part numbers.
http://www.galferusa.com/html/motorsports.html

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Man, hectic weekend. Thanks guys. I saw that walkthrough DRB651 (but thanks for the link), and I do have a Clymer for the older models. I think it should be pretty easy. The pads just seemed to be a different shape on everything I looked at online...maybe because they were for the older model?? I asked Mark to help be my extra eyes before the Fall ride, so if you're there you can watch/help if you want, Tim.

And yeah, Tom, it looks pretty simple, but I'm always open to any form of instruction, caveat, suggestion, warning. Unfortunately diagrams don't always make a lot of sense to me. But I watched a couple videos and it seems pretty straightforward.




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In Atlanta, bound for Tampa...

Pads are diff shape due to fual piston caliper on 08+

Pad pins are those allen head recessed bolts.

Don' t loosen the banjo fitting!

Otherwise, the old instructions should get it done.

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Thanks Tom. Safe travels man.




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Man, hectic weekend. Thanks guys. I saw that walkthrough DRB651 (but thanks for the link), and I do have a Clymer for the older models. I think it should be pretty easy. The pads just seemed to be a different shape on everything I looked at online...maybe because they were for the older model?? I asked Mark to help be my extra eyes before the Fall ride, so if you're there you can watch/help if you want, Tim.

And yeah, Tom, it looks pretty simple, but I'm always open to any form of instruction, caveat, suggestion, warning. Unfortunately diagrams don't always make a lot of sense to me. But I watched a couple videos and it seems pretty straightforward.
Dan I will be in your area on Friday and Saturday if you need help.

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Thanks for the offer, Tim, but we have company coming and I promised Karen no working on the bike this weekend. You're staying at Mark's before the fall ride, right? Can I take a raincheck?




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