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They dont start gradually applying themselves, the dont release after you've applied them... the only thing left to do is rebuild the calipers since you've addressed everything else
Posted on Dec 28, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would first invest in a service manual for yhe bike. Bikes take a lot of general maint. and not everything is in the owner's maual. Most of the times you can find images on line though. Changing them is pretty easy though.
The caliper holds the pads, and is usually held on by 2 screws. Take those 2 off and remove the caliper. Unscrew the brake pads and remove. Now in order to reinstall the pads, you are going to need something like a C clamp to compress the piston down (behind one of the pads). once compressed, remove the clamp and install the pads. Put the caliper back on and test the brakes. make take a couple of tries to get the piston back into position.
Get the manual first though, really it will help a lot if you plan on keeping this bike.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Get someone to pump the brake pedal a few times, and someone else to undo the bleed screw, it will be a small grease nipple looking thing on the rear caliper. Undo the screw then re-tighten it, holding the pedal down the whole time. Repeat until fluid comes out of the screw, then do it a couple more times to be safe. Be sure to wipe the fluid off your bike as it strips paint. Also make sure the reservoir has plenty of fluid in it before you start.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
To remove piston safely use the brake pedal to press out piston. You will need to remove the pads so it can do this. You will need a container to catch the fluid when the piston comes out. Clean the the piston with a fine polishing cloth 600 grit or higher so as not to leave scratches, replace piston if it pitted or burred. Clean inside of caliper, remove inside seal with dental type tool. Roll in the new seal, position same as old one. install new outter dust boot if equipped with one. Lubricate seal and leading edge of piston with brake fluid. Slide piston into calipier. You will need to make sure it is started straight and then use a C-clamp to compress the piston all the way in. Never ever use any oils or grease any any internal brake parts because it will cause seal failure. Clean parts are critical, but again , no petroleum products. Good luck
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
Its not your pads min thickness is 0.04..you have air in the lines or a loose fitting. You really need a vacmum suction device to bleed harley brakes not the old auto turn the nut pump the valve routine. Take it to a shop and have it done will only take about 15 min. Maybe someone prior to you mixed dot 4 and dot 5 maybe it fluid just needs to be replaced. but its not your pads the brake fluid makes up for the pad thickness.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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