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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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brake pads......

okay can someone here that knows how to do it (on an SV) give me advise.....i think i can do it but is there anything to do that i wouldent do if i did it myself
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 05:35 PM
 
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It's almost as easy as changing spark plugs, but will cause even more damage to you and the bike if you do it wrong. I advise getting a manual. Suzuki used to make great shop manuals, but I don't know if they still do.

If you haven't gotten pads yet, get DP (Dunlopads) HH pads or EBC HH pads. My CBR uses guide pins and I always replace them. Just remember how the anti-squeel shims go, if yours has them, and keep your greasy mitts off the working side of the pads. I also clean the rotors with some 400-grit wet n dry sandpaper.
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All good ideas.

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You can't go wrong with grabbing a manual but I suspect you won't need it if your mechanically inclined. Changing pads on a bike are just like changing pads on a car just a hell of alot easier.

Also, if you don't have a manual, you can look at the microfiche (sp?) as well. Bikebandit.com has them for view online.
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just bought them ..... 100$$ even!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



okay now a major question..................my rear rotor is a bit scratched up... not that bad but a lil ..... i cant buy a new one right now so can i put the pads on or will it screw something up???? should i just put the bike up for two weeks tiill i get a nother check??
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which pads did you go with? My SV is due on the fronts, I don't think they are grabby enough anymore.
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just bought them ..... 100$$ even!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



okay now a major question..................my rear rotor is a bit scratched up... not that bad but a lil ..... i cant buy a new one right now so can i put the pads on or will it screw something up???? should i just put the bike up for two weeks tiill i get a nother check??
It will be fine!

Be careful at first.
The cuts in the rotor will cause the breaks to feel soft and grabby at first.
Then they will seat into the cuts.

The pads will ware faster on a scared rotor.

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which pads did you go with? My SV is due on the fronts, I don't think they are grabby enough anymore.
well after me picking up my jaw i said go with the cheapest ones.... i will replace them when i get into track days and stuff but the cheap ones are cool for now.....forgot the brand ....they are in my truck and it is cold and i afraid of the buggy man
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It will be fine!

Be careful at first.
The cuts in the rotor will cause the breaks to feel soft and grabby at first.
Then they will seat into the cuts.

The pads will ware faster un a scared rotor.
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well after me picking up my jaw i said go with the cheapest ones.... i will replace them when i get into track days and stuff but the cheap ones are cool for now.....forgot the brand ....they are in my truck and it is cold and i afraid of the buggy man
Ya mean BOOGIE MAN!!! I think I am going to go with the HH pads.
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Ya mean BOOGIE MAN!!! I think I am going to go with the HH pads.
im almost possitive thats what i got
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If you feel any pulse in the leaver, than the rotor is warped and may break.

Any pulse at all
When you apply pressure and you feel the lever move in and out while you maintain steady pressure.

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let me know how they work out, I need to do mine soon, hopefully before I go back to the GAP June 10-12th.
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If you feel any pulse in the leaver, than the rotor is warped and may break.

Any pulse at all
When you apply pressure and you feel the lever move in and out while you maintain steady pressure.
dam i think thats what will happen with my luck so if thats the case i should put it up till i find a better rotor
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let me know how they work out, I need to do mine soon, hopefully before I go back to the GAP June 10-12th.
well be prepared to pay 70 bucks...i h ad to buy rear one two
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dam i think thats what will happen with my luck so if thats the case i should put it up till i find a better rotor
Is it the front or rear?
The rear is not quit as bad but, still will need replacing if bad.
Go ahead and replace the pads and see how it works.

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I just replaced my rear brakes late last year when I replaced the rear tire, free labor since they already had the thing apart. I hardly use the brakes, I downshift as much as possible to slow me down.
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Is it the front or rear?
The rear is not quit as bad but, still will need replacing if bad.
Go ahead and replace the pads and see how it works.
the back is the bad one....front still has a lil pad but not mutch at all
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I have alot of pad on the front still, and the rotor looks good, I just don't think it feels right. My friend rode my bike a few weeks ago and he mentioned it to me, and I rode it and agreed with him, they just don't feel like they grab at all.
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I have alot of pad on the front still, and the rotor looks good, I just don't think it feels right. My friend rode my bike a few weeks ago and he mentioned it to me, and I rode it and agreed with him, they just don't feel like they grab at all.
You may have over heated them!
The glaze over when to hot.
Take them off and sand the pads and try it again.

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