Reprinted by Permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips
with a note on the Front Pads at the bottom of this procedure
Out riding this morning I heard a unfamiliar sound when applying the
back brake and knew I had just hit metal.
Oop's I came home and changed them, at 33,670 miles
It would be wise to change the OEM by at least 30,000 miles
depending on your riding style this might differ.
The front pads still had plenty of pad left as shown by the Picture
at the end of this article.
Enjoy, I hope this is of some help to you,
|Depending on your exhaust, you might have to remove it to obtain access to the rear caliper.
Remove the two caliper mounting bolts
(12 mm hex head socket)
Remove the brake pad cover
(A black plastic cover)
|Remove the Clips from the Pad Pins
Remove the Pad Pins
The Brake Pad Spring lifts up (Denote that the spring has an arrow designating the direction of rotation of the rotor upon the top, see location of arrow 3 pictures below this one)
|Remove the Brake Pads
|The Caliper pistons collect dirt and this should be cleaned off to reduce the chances of it entering the caliper body and causing a failure of the caliper. I used a solvent and a scotch brite pad to clean the pistons.
Take a piece of small diameter hose place it on the end of the bleeder screw to drain the brake fluid into a container.
Loosen the bleeder screw and push the pistons back into the caliper body till all four are retracted.
Tighten the bleeder screw.
You can clearly see the remaining two
pistons still extended
Both sets of pistons fully
retracted into the caliper body
|Place new pads into the caliper body,
Re-apply the Brake Pad Spring observing the direction of rotation arrow upon the top of the Pad spring.
|Re-apply the pad pins
Re-apply the pad clips
Re-apply the pad cover
|You are now ready to install the Caliper back on to the frame.
|Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir and fill if needed.
Re-apply the reservoir cap.
Place your hose on the bleeder screw and into a container to retain spilled fluid.
Pump your brake pedal several times and hold the pedal.
While holding pressure on brake pedal, loosen bleeder screw, fluid and excess air will expel from bleeder screw hose into container, hold pedal fully forward and tighten bleeder screw.
Pump brake pedal again and repeat process till all the air is expelled from the brake lines and the pedal is firm and not spongy.
Refill Fluid Reservoir and check operation of rear brake.
|The Picture to the right is a set of front pads with 33,670 miles on them, they have plenty of pad left as you can see by the depth grooves. Both calipers looked the same.
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Written by vegasdave, on 04-13-2017 16:41
Did not have to bleed the brakes to push the caliper pistons down. Took the cap off the reservoir. Was able to push them in with my fingers.
|breaks are broken?|
Written by koal0313, on 06-04-2016 16:56
hello i replaced my pads on the rear a couple days back took her for a zpin ans first time i used the pedal my breaks stayed engaged pull back on pedal and was better but still rubbed enough to quickly sloa the bike down once accelerator was let off after 5 miles out i went to apply back breaks agan and nothing at all vsry scary got it back home and let her sit and cool went to move her a couple hours later to the garage and pressed pedal breaks locked again whats going on im confused and about to rack my skull into a wall from frustration!!!
|Written by Starship, on 12-17-2013 08:50 |
Just use a wide screw driver to pry the old pads apart. No need to bleed the brakes if you dont open the bleeder screw. remove overflow fluid as it builds up in brake reservoir.
|Written by Cocacolaguy, on 10-24-2013 19:29 |
I always use oem pads and have 84000 squeak free miles on my 2000 R*.
|rear brake fluid|
Written by toni08, on 03-14-2012 09:13
Is it necessary to change the fluid when changing pads?
|New Brake Squeek|
Written by brickbird, on 05-06-2011 20:49
There must be missing parts the mechanic did not put in to prevent squeaking. I do not recommend you spray anything as this may cause loss of braking power.
|Stop the squeaking|
Written by VinceJE, on 11-04-2009 14:52
Be sure your mechanic (or you) uses disc brake pad adhesive (the blue stuff) on the back of the pads. Permatex makes an aerosol spray version that coats them good and has enough for many brake jobs or you can purchase small, one application tube of it. I use it even if the pad manufacturer claims they are "squeak free" pads.
|HOW ABOUT THE REAR DISC?|
Written by SPUDWRENCH12, on 12-09-2008 13:34
SHOULDN'T THE DISC BE SCUFFED BEFORE WE PUT THE NEW PADS ON THE BACK?
Written by BIGBEN1, on 06-10-2008 15:24
I reverse bleed mine by using a large syringe
1)Remove approximatly 2/3rds of fluid in reservoir.
2)Fill syringe with proper brake fluid.(clear tubing can be found at most hardware stores)
3)Bleed bubbles from syringe and tubing then attach tubing to bleed nipple open bleeder nipple and gently force fluid into brake system watch for bubbles in reservoir when they stop close bleeder nipple and try operating brake. This should work. GOOD LUCK
|brake fluids ???|
Written by lionRstar06, on 02-26-2008 18:07
Hi you all star guys .
I am wondering ??? , Which brake fluids you all using for front brakes .
Reason I am asking, I am changing 12.5 inch ape handle bar. I got new longer brake hose. So wondering which brake fluids shall I get ??
appreation to respond my ?? thanks pal !!! by Bill
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