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Offline Rylez9zero

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Hey guys did a huge trip Brisbane to Darwin, rear break pads need a change, is this an easy garage job over a few beers or will i need to bleed breaks etc?

any info much appreciated cheers.

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Re: Rear break pad change, do i need to bleed breaks??? explorer 1200
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 09:04:17 AM »
Hi, no need to bleed brakes, simple job. Easy if you remove back wheel first.

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Re: Rear break pad change, do i need to bleed breaks??? explorer 1200
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 09:27:27 AM »
Awesome thanks mate!

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Re: Rear break pad change, do i need to bleed breaks??? explorer 1200
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 11:24:01 AM »
PS when you remove pins give them a good clean and light coating of coppa slip or something similar.

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Re: Rear break pad change, do i need to bleed breaks??? explorer 1200
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 05:09:38 PM »
If you have topped up the brake fluid at some point, you may find that when you push the pistons in the caliper back to install the new pads, that you need to remove some brake fluid from the reservoir to avoid overfilling it (and causing a mess).
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Re: Rear break pad change, do i need to bleed breaks??? explorer 1200
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 09:45:42 PM »
All as above is great advice. Small point but you can change the rear pads without removing the rear wheel - just unbolt the caliper. Loosen the pad pins first. Clean the pistons before pushing them back in. Nice simple job - just take your time and make sure its all bolted up properly on reassembly.  :002:

 


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