Replace your Rear Brake Pads
with a note on the Front Pads at the bottom of this procedure
Out riding this morning I heard a unfamiliar sound when applying
|Depending on your exhaust, you might have
to remove it to obtain access to the rear caliper.
Remove the two caliper mounting bolts
Remove the brake pad cover
|Remove the Clips from the Pad Pins
Remove the Pad Pins
The Brake Pad Spring lifts up
|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
Take a piece of small diameter hose place it
Loosen the bleeder screw and push the pistons
Tighten the bleeder screw.
retracted into the caliper body
|Place new pads into the caliper body,|
direction of rotation arrow upon the top of the
|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
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.