Front brake pad replacement
(Spot where I learned the hard way too)
I replace all four pads from both calipers at the same time, here
is just one of them shown here.
This is what I did, if you use these photo's and information
from here on your own machine, and, get it wrong, well, I take no responsibility
I first used an impact driver to loosen the dust cap bolt, then used
an ordinary screwdriver to remove it.
Then I used the allen key to loosen the allen bolt. It is easier if
you undo these before taking the caliper from the lower fork leg
Then I undid the two 12mm bolts that hold the caliper to the fork leg
I used a flat headed screw driver to move the four pistons back
to allow more room for the new pads
.. best done whith the old pads rather than trying to prise them apart
with the new or without pads
Then I removed the pin that holds the pads to the caliper, andI then
slid the pads out from the caliper. Glad I replaced them before they bacame
metal to metal, as that would have damaged the disc, which would have made
the brakes less effective if not replaced at the same time. Note: I clean
theose pins thoroughly and re grease them with copper slip.
New pads fitted
They slid over the disc (rotor), and I refitted the bolds, tighnened
them, re tightened toe pin, and replaced the dust cover cap. pumped the
break lever a few times to check the brakes were working correctly, before
taking out for a short test ride.