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help replacing brake pads... - June 30, 2009, 04:22 PM

so i just got my new galfer HH pads in and i need to get them installed before saturday afternoon. do i have to bleed my lines (only replacing front pads), or is it as easy as taking off the front calipers, replacing pads, bolting back front calipers?
i did a search but it seems that all the how-to's show people bleeding lines as well.

any input/help is appreciated.

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You don't have to bleed the lines, it's just that it's never a bad idea to bleed the lines.

Otherwise yeah you pretty much got it, remember that you'll need to compress the piston too.


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Yup, you got it. Just pull the calipers, and there should be two "pins" that actually hold the pads in. Once the old pads are out, push the pistons back into the calipers, you should be able to do this by hand. Reassemble with the new pads and you're done.

When you get it all back together and are test riding it, do a couple of HARD 70-0 stops right off the bat. This will seat in the new pads.




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gotcha...how do i compress the pistons? c-clamp or something similar?


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While you have the calipers off, clean them up as much as you can.
Brake cleaner and rags.
Take the pin that the pads slide on and clean it up also. Maybe use some emory cloth.
I also like to put a little anti-seize on the pin to try and help the pads slide on it without it rusting up like it will be.
Scuff up the rotor and pads a little bit to get any glazing off.


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gotcha...how do i compress the pistons? c-clamp or something similar?
Remove master cylinder cap and if you can't push them back with your fingers a c clamp will work fine.


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gotcha...how do i compress the pistons? c-clamp or something similar?
You should be able to push them back in with your fingers.




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exellent..thanks fellas


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Were you wanting to come by to do this sasha? It's easy, we can knock it out, you just need the pads this time, lol...


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just found awesome write up with detailed pics here:

http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showt...ing+brake+pads


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hey andy, yeh id like to still come by and do this, just trying to figure out excatly how first, write up seems good and detailed and i feel pretty comfortable with getting it done.

i got the other set of pads in the mail today, hahaha.


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Keep the old pads in, take off the master cap and use a screw driver to push the pistons back into the caliper. I would advise using a couple Qtips to clean the pistons while they are out. Clean the entire caliper if you can.


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It's not difficult to do, man. Just bring the bike and pads, we'll get it done.


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It's not difficult to do, man. Just bring the bike and pads, we'll get it done.

what day/time works best for you?


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don't squeeze your brakes with the caliper off the rotor and no pads in!!!

+1 to gixrb's advice to pushing the pistons back unless u got hands like Sasquatch
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