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    1300 Rear brake pad R&R Write-up with pics

    I replaced my rear brake pads yesterday and figured while I was at it I would take some pics and do a quick write up.
    It’s a fairly straight forward job that probably takes less than hour provided you don’t have saddlebags to remove.

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    Push the caliper all the way in toward the center of the wheel to compress the piston, and make room for the new, thicker pads.
    Remove the plug that covers the pad pin and loosen the pad pin.
    Remove the bracket pin bolt.
    Pivot the caliper up away from the disc, and remove the pad pin and pads.
    A vice grip C-clamp or similar tool can be used to gently compress the caliper piston further if needed, to make room for the new pads.
    Slide the new pads in, seating them on the spring, and install the pad pin hand tight.
    Pivot the caliper back down over the disc and into place. Making sure the ends of the pads seat correctly on the retainer.
    Install the bracket pin bolt and torque to 17 ft/lbs.
    Torque the pad pin to 13 ft/lbs.
    Install the pad pin plug.
    Pump the brake pedal to seat the caliper and pads.
    That's it.
    Ride Safe.
    ----------------------------- ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION RETAINED IN CASE SOMETHING IS MISSING IN THE NEW POST.

    -John

    Added in from Re-post with new images:

    The pictures from my original thread have disappeared, and I have had several request for this thread so I have remade the original post.
    Hope it helps.

    It’s a fairly straight forward job that probably takes less than hour provided you don’t have saddlebags to remove.

    First, push the caliper all the way in toward the center of the wheel to compress the piston, and make room for the new, thicker pads.

    Remove the plug that covers the pad pin and loosen the pad pin.









    Remove the bracket pin bolt.



    Pivot the caliper up away from the disc, and remove the pad pin and pads.










    Clean all caliper and rotor parts well with brake cleaner spray.

    A vice grip C-clamp or similar tool can be used to gently compress the caliper piston further if needed, to make room for the new pads.



    Slide the new pads in, seating them on the spring, and install the pad pin hand tight.




    Pivot the caliper back down over the disc and into place. Making sure the ends of the pads seat correctly on the retainer.




    Lubricate the bracket pin bolt so that the caliper will slide easily, re-install the bolt and torque to 17 ft/lbs.



    Torque the pad pin to 13 ft/lbs.



    Install the pad pin plug. Torque to 2.2 ft/lbs.

    Pump the brake pedal to seat the caliper and pads.

    That's it.
    Ride Safe.

    -John
    Last edited by Mortikus; 03-22-2012 at 02:03 PM. Reason: Combining threads for sticky.

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    Hood job!!...Folks taking pics of jobs while doing them really helps the guys out that have never done said job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassdude404 View Post
    Hood job!!...Folks taking pics of jobs while doing them really helps the guys out that have never done said job...
    Thanks Bass,
    I think it took longer to do the post than it did to replace the pads, but I figure if it helps someone else it's well worth it.

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    Nice write up! I had done brakes on cars tons of times, so brakes on a bike wasnt much different. But nice to have since there can be those "little details" that one might not know about.

    Thanks!

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    Thanks JStar ,been holding off doin mine,after reading your write-up gives me confidence.Always done the brakes on my cars and trucks just never on a bike

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    nice only 2 things I have to offer is have a can of spray brake clean and some high-temp grease.

    brake clean to remove the dust and build up on the calipers and to clean the rotor, and as per the book the lock pin on the caliper that holds the pads is supposed to have a light coating of high-temp grease on it to keep it from binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie D View Post
    nice only 2 things I have to offer is have a can of spray brake clean and some high-temp grease.

    brake clean to remove the dust and build up on the calipers and to clean the rotor, and as per the book the lock pin on the caliper that holds the pads is supposed to have a light coating of high-temp grease on it to keep it from binding.
    Thanks Charlie, good points.

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    Nice post, thanks.

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    Good Post Jstar.

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    Good job Jstar. I really cannot believe you forgot the lube(grease) after that thread! LOL

    You have done us all a great service in taking the time to shoot pics and put the particulars on here!

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