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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-03-2006, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Finally got the new pads, still waiting on the rotor before I put it all on. I don't think it will be too hard to do. Anything I should know ahead of time? By the way I only replaced the rear rotor, and the front and rear pads. Is there a way to get the rotor smoothed out? Should I go ahead and put a new rotor on the front? Thanks.
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Do you need a rotor?
The only thing to remember is after you spread the caliper to install new pads is to pump them up before you push or ride the bike. Try to only spread one side at a time. Leave the other side installed till you get to it. This will help prevent over extending the piston on the other side.

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The rotor should be in next week. About the spacing thing, uh-oh. I might have to read something.
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Its a pretty simple job. Unbolt the caliper on one side. Spread the pads apart all the way. Remove old pads. Install new pads. Install caliper. Repeat on other side. Then before you move the bike at all. Pump up the pressure on the leaver. After you get good feel from the lever. Check fluid level. It should be back to full at this point.

The rotors require a little more work. You will need to remove the front wheel and know what the torque specs are to tighten the new rotor.

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What he said...make sure the rotor is put on straight, level and plumb...so it won't rub the pads when spinning and shake when brakes are applied
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Your a good guy. I appreciate it. Is it safe to assume, torque specs would be in my manual. Or just go by the size of the bolt?
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Your a good guy. I appreciate it. Is it safe to assume, torque specs would be in my manual. Or just go by the size of the bolt?

Check your manual...or I sure someone on here is not as lazy as I am and will post that Info up for you...
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Check your manual...or I sure someone on here is not as lazy as I am and will post that Info up for you...
specs should be in manual.

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Also keep a eye on your brake fluid resevior. When you push the calipers back in it will most likely try to spit out the extra fluid. And unless its a silicone based DOT 5 fluid (probably isn't) it will eat paint and plastic. I suggest removing some before you start!




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brake fluid very bad for paint and plastic......


remember that when you need to destroy an enemy's vehicle...
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very bad... kind of like battery acid on cloth!!




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Also keep a eye on your brake fluid resevior. When you push the calipers back in it will most likely try to spit out the extra fluid. And unless its a silicone based DOT 5 fluid (probably isn't) it will eat paint and plastic. I suggest removing some before you start!
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Also keep a eye on your brake fluid resevior. When you push the calipers back in it will most likely try to spit out the extra fluid. And unless its a silicone based DOT 5 fluid (probably isn't) it will eat paint and plastic. I suggest removing some before you start!

Good advice...I never add fluid unless I am flushing the system and changing the fluid...so that is something I never think about...
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Umm...no.
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Just an update, I never got a rotor. My friend while I was at work, sanded a little on the rotor to smooth it out some. Then he put some old pads on, rode it around and rode the brakes, to smooth out even more. Then he put the new pads both front and rear on. It didn't take him long, and there is no vibration or nothing wrong with the brakes. It seemed to work fine. We also found out for those of you with a TT600 (which is just me I believe) that a '02 955i is compatible for brake components. I also think the rotor will swap over also.
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[QUOTE=Gas Man;196751] I pulled somin trying to pat myself on the back... can somebody help me here... [/QUOTE]I have to spread it around first.
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Just an update, I never got a rotor. My friend while I was at work, sanded a little on the rotor to smooth it out some. Then he put some old pads on, rode it around and rode the brakes, to smooth out even more. Then he put the new pads both front and rear on. It didn't take him long, and there is no vibration or nothing wrong with the brakes. It seemed to work fine. We also found out for those of you with a TT600 (which is just me I believe) that a '02 955i is compatible for brake components. I also think the rotor will swap over also.
Glad you got it figured out. Its always good to have options on parts.

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