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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-17-2007, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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newest project. brake pads.

well next on my list is brake pads. i was checkin out my brake lines today in anticipation of getting SS lines, but i think new pads would be better at the moment.

so before i start taking crap apart how easy are pads to change, on a 1 to 10 scale.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-17-2007, 10:55 PM
 
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front or rear?

Front. 4
Rear. 6
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both. rear needs it more than front.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2007, 09:20 AM
 
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Much easier than I thought it would be.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2007, 10:53 AM
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I can agree with what these guys are saying, but only if we qualify the 1-10 scale...

1 being putting gas in...
10 being an engine rebuild...

I'd say 3...
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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the level of difficulty is also directly related to how mechanical you are. for me, the front/rears are a 2.
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I've got a tool set thats about 4 feet high, i like to think i'm mechanically inclined.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2007, 09:38 PM
 
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On my CBR, I replaced the pins that the pads slide on. They get a groove that hinders smooth movement of the pads. Especially the rear. I use DP (Dunlopads) HH pads on the front and Honda pads on the rear. Except for the little spring clips that always fall out when you put the pads on, it is a very easy job. I also use some 400 grit wet sandpaper on the discs to clean them up.
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On my CBR, I replaced the pins that the pads slide on. They get a groove that hinders smooth movement of the pads. Especially the rear. I use DP (Dunlopads) HH pads on the front and Honda pads on the rear. Except for the little spring clips that always fall out when you put the pads on, it is a very easy job. I also use some 400 grit wet sandpaper on the discs to clean them up.

...and don't forget to clean the pistons with brake cleaner and a soft, CLEAN rag before you shove them and all that roadgrime back into those shiny bores.......
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-19-2007, 04:13 PM
 
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lol! for me putting front forks on.. are easier then doing rear pads :\


but i dunno.

I work as a mechanic so i work on cars and trucks all day.. mostly transmissions.

putting the new forks in.. was actually fun! lol... now for that front rim i need 0_o
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