Eychange brake pads on a 2012 wide glide harley
Rear Brake Caliper
For FLD Models remove the right saddlebag.
For ABS equipped Models remove the cable strap securing the wheel speed sensor cable to the rear brake hose at the caliper.
Loosen the brake fluid reservoir cap to allow air to escape and help prevent contamination and to help prevent brake fluid from squirting out of the reservoir if the pistons are retracted too much or too quickly and as the pistons are pushed back into the caliper, fluid level may rise above the available space and fluid may have to be removed to allow for this.
THEN loosen, but do not remove the metric pad pin, remove the mounting bolt and slider pin, pull the rear caliper away from the brake disc, remove the brake pad pin and the brake pads. THEN using the old brake pad and a C-clamp, retract the pistons fully into the caliper, inspect the pad pin for grooving and wear, measure the pad pin diameter in an unworn area and then in the area of any visible grooving or wear and if wear is more than 0.015 in. (0.38 mm), replace the worn pin. THEN inspect the torque clip and replace it if it is worn or damaged, inspect the anti-rattle spring and replace it if it is worn or damaged. THEN install new brake pads and the brake pad pin noting that the tab must engage the clip in the caliper housing. THEN tighten the pad pin to 80-120 in-lbs (9.0-13.6 Nm). THEN re-install the caliper the mounting bolt and slider pin and tighten to 16-20 ft-lbs (21.7-27.1 Nm). If ABS equipped next secure the wheel speed sensor cable to the rear brake hose with a cable strap near the caliper. THEN pump the brake pedal to move the pistons out until both brake pads contact the rotor, check the brake fluid level in master cylinder and adjust the fluid to the proper
level if necessary using DOT 4 BRAKE FLUID, install the master cylinder reservoir cap and tighten the reservoir cap screws to 6-8 in-lbs (0.7-0.9 Nm). For FLD Models install right saddlebag. Test Brakes. If on the road test of the ride the motorcycle the brakes feel spongy then properly bleed the system until you get a hard pedal and avoid making hard stops for the first 100 miles (160 km) to allow the new pads to become conditioned to the brake discs.
Front Brake Caliper
First remove the front master cylinder reservoir cap because as the pistons are pushed back into the caliper the fluid level may rise above the recommended 1/8-3/8 in (3.2-9.5 mm) below the gasket surface and fluid may need to be removed
to allow for this. THEN loosen, but do not remove the metric brake pad pin/bridge bolt, remove both metric caliper mounting bolts, detach the caliper from the front forks and the brake disc, pry the brake pads back to force all four caliper pistons fully into their bores. Note that the brake pads have tabs that are clipped onto the pad springs so you will need to disengage the tabs from the pad springs as you remove the pads. THEN with the pistons retracted remove the pad pin/bridge bolt
and remove brake pads, inspect the pin/bridge bolt for grooving and wear and measure the pad pin diameter in an unworn area, and then in any area of visible grooving or wear and if there is wear greater than 0.015 in. (0.38 mm) replace the pad pin/bridge bolt, verify that the pad spring tabs on the brake pad engages the pad springs in the pistons. THEN install newpads into the caliper with the directional facing down when the caliper is installed to avoid possible bake noise if the tabs are not so oriented down.
If ABS equipped, follow instructions and procedures inAppendix C.
THEN loosely install the center pad pin/bridge bolt, attach the caliper to the front fork placing it over the brake disc with the bleeder valve facing upward, loosely install the long metric mounting bolt into the upper hole on the fork leg, install the short metric mounting bolt into the lower hole on fork leg and tighten it to 28-38 ftlbs (38.0-51.5 Nm) and final tighten the top mounting bolt to 28-38 ft-lbs (38.0-51.5 Nm), final tighten the center pad pin/bridge bolt to 15-16 ft-lbs (20.3-22.6 Nm) and then pump brake hand lever to move the pistons fully out into contact with the brake pads and verify the piston location against the pads. If the front wheel is off the ground, rotate the wheel to check for excessive brake pad drag, check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder and if necessary fill it to the proper level using only D.O.T. 4 BRAKE FLUID, install the master cylinder reservoir cap and tighten the reservoir cap screws to 12-15 in-lbs (1.4-1.7 Nm) and then test the operation of the brake system and turn the ignition switch ON and pump the brake hand lever to ensure proper operation of the brake lamp.
If on the road test of the ride the motorcycle the brakes feel spongy then properly bleed the system until you get a hard pedal and avoid making hard stops for the first 100 miles (160 km) to allow the new pads to become conditioned to the brake discs.
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