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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2011, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Rear brake pads

Hey guys. I need to replace my rear brake pads. Is it possible to do this without removing the caliper and wheel? On my Honda hawk you pull the pin and the pads slide right out. Five min, and done. Thanks
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I took mine off and sanded them. Bike is new, brakes were not up to par some times and ok other times.

I pushed the caliper over to push the piston in all the way then pulled the caliper, 2 bolts, removed a keeper pin, pulled the pin out and removed the pads. 5 minutes is close for removal. I sanded my pads, and put them back on. Brakes were better. I think better pads (different) would help me.

Torque caliper bolts to spec.

Pump brake pedal until its up and hard before taking off or you will be in for a surprise.

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Thanks david the pads feel glazed so I will pull and sand them before I switch them out
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Bike stops better and is more consistent. It worked. Lets see how long it lasts.

I am not afraid to put a set of EBC Kevlar pads on it. Always had good luck with them.

Fronts work great.
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Change to steel braided brake hoses will be a better bet,

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Bike stops better and is more consistent. It worked. Lets see how long it lasts.

I am not afraid to put a set of EBC Kevlar pads on it. Always had good luck with them.

Fronts work great.
David
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Thanks guys. I will put new pads on the rear but not braided lines. I have them on the front as I do all my braking with them. I only use the rear brake to settle the chasis going into turn. And living here in northern Indiana we don't have any curves to speak of.
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