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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2007, 4:02 am Thread Starter
 
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Talking changing brake pads

hi guys ive got a 2004 k12rs can anyone tell me if there is anything i need to be aware of when changing my brake pads it has intergal abs my old 85 k100 never had this thats for real
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2007, 8:15 am
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Front or rear?

Either way it's not too hard. If you have a Clymers, can read, and follow directions its really easy. I did my rear brakes in 15 minutes the first time. Front brakes are about an hour because you have more pads to replace.
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nothing special......they both use the same brake pads and procedure


oops thought I read "rear" in your post.......still pretty straightfoward front or rear.

I rinse the pistons/seals with brake cleaner first.
Some guys push the pistons back returning the fluid to the MC, I prefer to crack the bleed nipple before retacting the pistons, and Lose the brake fliud that has been in the caliper then, refill the MC

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front and rear to do
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front and rear to do
Here is the procedure for pad replacement.
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Changing rear brake pads

Hi Bruce, thanks for the PDF's.
How do you retract the retaining pins? I got my advanced motorbike riding test soon and need to change the rear pads asap, but afraid i am a novice with no manual!
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Hi Bruce, thanks for the PDF's.
How do you retract the retaining pins? I got my advanced motorbike riding test soon and need to change the rear pads asap, but afraid i am a novice with no manual!
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First push the pads back into the caliper as far as they go.
The pins(#7) have a safety clip on them. It is within the right side of the caliper.
To remove the pins. Tap the pins from the left(or muffler)side with a thin drift until they are flush with the caliper body, at this point the safety clip is clear of the caliper.
Going to the right side, you will notice a strap spring(#5) between the two brake pads. Remove the retaining pin on the side of the caliper that has the strap spring going UNDER the retaining pin first. Pliers or fingertips work fine for this.
Lift up the strap spring and remove the small pin (#5) which holds tension on the brake pads. At this time, slowly pull the retaining pin while holding on to the inside brake pad. Once the pin is past the inside pad, remove the pad. Continue to do the same with the outside pad.
Clean everything up with brake clean and you install the new pads in the reverse order.

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Regarding "Changing rear brake pads"

Hi Bruce you are a star,
I think my pins must be seized as i am thumping them from the exhaust side as you suggest but to no avail. I'll try to find some gunk to help release them and give it another go a the weekend. meantime many thanks for the assistance. Glad i found the forum.
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Hi Bruce you are a star,
I think my pins must be seized as i am thumping them from the exhaust side as you suggest but to no avail. I'll try to find some gunk to help release them and give it another go a the weekend. meantime many thanks for the assistance. Glad i found the forum.
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The problem you are having is, you are not hitting the pin square. You can probably feel it vibrate your hand when it's struck.
It's a bitch with the wheel /muffler in the way. But when you do hit it square it will pop loose.
I use a 7" drift (shown in the attachment) and a 8-oz. ball-peen hammer to back out the pins. So you don't have to over-power it for the pin to come out. One or two taps will do. Whatever you do, you don't want to bend that pin trying to remove it.

You might want to use the parts fiche at www.webparts.com for an exploded view of whatever it is that you are working on. I use it a lot.
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Here is the procedure for pad replacement.
thanks for all your help guys and to you bruce for the pdf cheers redkiwi
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