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    Front Brakes VTX 1300 Retro

    I have the pads. But when I go and look at the VTX forum showing how to replace front brakes, the link to the exploded view does not work.
    Anyone have the instructions on how to take hte pads out and put new ones in?
    I got over 15,000 miles on the ones on the bike and I know I need new ones.

    Thanks, Ray

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    PM me your email address and I'll email you the page out of the service manual that covers the front brakes.

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    Real simple, just make sure you have a c-clamp to compress the piston.
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    Well, there you go. Thanks Ray.

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    Hey guy, thanks

    Only problem is the first one with the 3 graphics was very hard to read.
    I mean to the point of not being able to read.
    I just need the front brake if you can make that larger and darker I would appreciate it.

    By the way I see your a traveling man. I am awaiting my initiation and then will start my catechism. Also noticed your in SC. I bought a home in Myrtle Beach and will retire in 3 years to that house.

    later,

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    Just came in from the garage

    So does PoolMaster mean swimming or billiards. Interesting.
    Anyway, I dont see in the instructions where it says to loosen and pivot.
    It appears you have to slide the pads out and slide new ones in up against a spring of sorts. Really hard to see.
    Confused about the Pad pin and pad pin plug.
    I dont see the pad pin but I do see the plug.
    Do you use a large screw driver with the pad plug?
    Have you dont this before. I know once I have done it it will be easier next time. I dont want to take the pads out unless I feel I can get the new ones in.
    It also talks about depressing piston before you start. All I can figure is they want you to use a screw driver or something to push the piston back while the old pads are still in.
    I believe you said have c clamp. Why? I never see where you can pivot the caliper to depress the piston? Bumper is in the way even if you could.

    Sorry for all the questions.

    Ray

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    Spotor, there is a link to a download for the 1300 service manual on here. Run a search and if you have cable or wireless broadband you should be able to download it. It is a large file!

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    Pool as in billiards. Good luck on your journey.

    Like I said, pm me your email address and I will send you that page out of the service manual. As for your questions, I don't know. I've never changed the pads on my X.

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    Hello

    Not sure about PMing. I went to your profile and sent you a note.

    Well your 29 and I am 52 so I have been around. Like I said just getting to be a Mason. And as for billiards would be cool to shoot.
    I used to be a level 9. Got my own table and used to be on leagues.

    Well maybe you can PM me so I can see how it works? I should have a profile here.

    Thanks again,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotor1 View Post
    So does PoolMaster mean swimming or billiards. Interesting.
    Anyway, I dont see in the instructions where it says to loosen and pivot.
    It appears you have to slide the pads out and slide new ones in up against a spring of sorts. Really hard to see.
    Confused about the Pad pin and pad pin plug.
    I dont see the pad pin but I do see the plug.
    Do you use a large screw driver with the pad plug?
    Have you dont this before. I know once I have done it it will be easier next time. I dont want to take the pads out unless I feel I can get the new ones in.
    It also talks about depressing piston before you start. All I can figure is they want you to use a screw driver or something to push the piston back while the old pads are still in.
    I believe you said have c clamp. Why? I never see where you can pivot the caliper to depress the piston? Bumper is in the way even if you could.

    Sorry for all the questions.

    Ray

    You remove the plug then you use an allen wrench to take out the pin.

    it took me all of 15 minutes and I took caliper off leaving the brake line attached so I would not need to bleed them.

    use some brake clean to get rid of the grime and the pistons will push back by some finger preasure or a small block of wood to pry them,
    pads line up in slots then pushed up in place and pin put in make sure you clean the pin and use a very small amount of high temp greese on it.

    mount back on the fork with some blue locktight on the bolts then tighten the pad pin and install the plug.

    you will have to pump the brake several times to relocate the pistons you pushed back then you are ready to go.

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