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anyone done rear brakes...

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im doing them tom on my sv650. any loop holes i need to know about???

here are some pics of what i did today...

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First off, looks like you need to buy a swing arm stand...

I have many questions...
Why are you removing the rear tire to do the brakes? You don't have to, heck you don't have to remove them to do the fronts.

Why is your chain off? Did it have a removeable master link.
Bee don't be so harsh... :lol: It isn't that bad. I have seen WAY worse... but it does look like the swing arm could use a little brake clean and a rag...

And yes, you need one of these!
Seriously read that thread. It is a good tool for really cheap. I STRONGLY suggest it!!
Here's what happens if you don't get it aligned correctly.

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SperosSV650 said:
damn. so what should i do to make sure that its perfect
Buy that tool or try the string method that I'm not even going to begin to try to explain. That pic of the vortext sprocket is what happens when you combine a poorly installed chain and a bad rear tire alignment! Teeth are GONE!

$22 is cheap for a tool that is as usefull as it is!!!

SperosSV650 said:
is this pin supposed to go behind the brake pad(like it is now) or does it need to go in front

I would say definately put it behind... in front would put it against the rotors! NOT GOOD!
So what's up with your chain? Does it have a removable master link?
Yeah those aren't any good either... I hate them. Don't mess aronud with non-suffiecient parts on your chain. The chain will come off at a very bad time and cause TONS of damage... take my word for it.

Lessons learned the hard way can really benifit the ignorant.
I think what Jeeps is saying is that you don't HAVE to remove it. It may have made the job easier for your POV but the need wasn't there. Plus you have to understand that most of use the replaceable links and no the removable master links. That is because they the replaceable ones are more reliable and stronger. With those you can't remove the chain w/o cutting it.
Get a spray bottle to spray your cleaner... and then get a grunge brush like I have for sale in my ebay auctions. Buy mine and I'll get it to you fast!

Plus only use gasoline if its a non-o or x ring. Otherwise the gas is too harsh on the rings. Use kerosene! It is a oil itself and will do the job just as well.
Great deal there...
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