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Old 11-21-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default How to change your brake pads New video

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Here's a close up shot of pin where you're going to unscrew it.


Here you can see the brass pin and the clip.

One thing I didn't mention. Before you take the old pads out, put your screw driver in there and wedge them appart. This will push the pistons back. You need to do this because your new pads are thicker than the old ones.

Also, when you're done, you'll have to pump the pistons back up. To do this all you need to do is pump the leaver a few times till you get the feel back.

I appologise for the poor lighting, but that's what I had when I got off work. I was trying to get this done soon for motogpfan.
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Old 11-22-2006, 06:05 PM   #2
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Thanks for doing this Steve!
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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I remade it with better lighting as requested.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: How to change your brake pads New video

Hey Steve, the Honda shop told me to take off the brake cylinder cap before pushing the brake pads apart to make room for the new, thicker ones. You didn't mention this, so is it not a big deal?
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:24 PM   #5
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Hey Steve, the Honda shop told me to take off the brake cylinder cap before pushing the brake pads apart to make room for the new, thicker ones. You didn't mention this, so is it not a big deal?
My guess is doing that allows the brake fluid to expand back up into the reservoir when you force the pistons back. If you're not fully topped off, I don't see that it matters much. That's just my take on it, though.
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My guess is doing that allows the brake fluid to expand back up into the reservoir when you force the pistons back. If you're not fully topped off, I don't see that it matters much. That's just my take on it, though.
Yup, what he said.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:29 AM   #7
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i must say Steven, your vids are a fine resource!!
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i must say Steven, your vids are a fine resource!!
+1, I've already watched several, and I'll be referring back to them once I actually get to doing the work.

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Old 02-27-2010, 11:15 AM   #9
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Never changed the 599's brakes yet and I'm coming due. This was a huge help, thanks!
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:11 PM   #10
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Many Thanks for your video which gave me the confidence to change pads on my VFR!
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Hi there,

Any good sites that describe how to change the rear brake pads?
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Any good sites that describe how to change the rear brake pads?
It's done just like the front. Unless you're talking about an older bike with drums.
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I'm going to change my rear brake pads tonight if you'd like me to take pictures while I'm doing it...
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My guess is doing that allows the brake fluid to expand back up into the reservoir when you force the pistons back. If you're not fully topped off, I don't see that it matters much. That's just my take on it, though.
well, if you are topped off, then take the cap off the master cylinder, and use a syringe to suck out excess brake fluid before forcing pistons back into the caliper.
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Default Re: How to change your brake pads New video

Do you need to take off the caliper in order to inspect the pads? I've never been able to get a good view with everything installed.
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Do you need to take off the caliper in order to inspect the pads? I've never been able to get a good view with everything installed.
what works well (enough) is using one of these $1 inspection mirrors from autozone, and a flashlight...

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:00 PM   #17
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Default Re: How to change your brake pads New video

So I replaced my brake pads yesterday with new Brembo pads from PJ's Parts. They went in just fine, and after pumping the brake handle a few times, they tightened right up. The only problem now is that both the rear and front tires won't spin very well. I thought it might have had something to do with this red material on the pad which I assumed was there to protect it during shipment. I thought it needed a quick ride to rub off before you got to the actual pad, so I set off and I stalled the bike because it was gripping so much!

I've removed the cap on the reservoir to release any excess pressure, but it's still awfully tight. I shouldn't pump the brakes with the cap off, right? Any help of recommendations?
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So I replaced my brake pads yesterday with new Brembo pads from PJ's Parts. They went in just fine, and after pumping the brake handle a few times, they tightened right up. The only problem now is that both the rear and front tires won't spin very well. I thought it might have had something to do with this red material on the pad which I assumed was there to protect it during shipment. I thought it needed a quick ride to rub off before you got to the actual pad, so I set off and I stalled the bike because it was gripping so much!

I've removed the cap on the reservoir to release any excess pressure, but it's still awfully tight. I shouldn't pump the brakes with the cap off, right? Any help of recommendations?
Unless your calipers are screwed up, just ride the bike and it should wear down enough..
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Default Re: How to change your brake pads New video

Your videos are all excellent. I've used a few of them to help with handle bar-end weight removals, to help decide which rear bike stand to get, and other general how-tos.

What gets me is all the hating on you-tube you get for posting these resources. I've read some of the comments and there are some supreme assholes out there.

Anyway. Thank you for all your help.
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