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How do you change the front brakes on a 2008 road king

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Unbolt the caliper from front forks (2 bolts).
You'll have to move the caliper as far down as the hose will allow to clear the edge of the fender with the caliper to get it off the disc.
Remove the "hair-pin" clip on the one pad bolt, then remove the bolt.
Pop the old pads out of the caliper.
If master cylinder is almost full of brake fluid, siphon some out.
Clean off exposed pistons, then press them back into the caliper.
By hand is preferable, but you might need a "C" clamp to do this.
Install new pads, and reinstall pad pin.
Torque to 75-102 INCH lbs., and install "hair-pin" clip.
Reinstall caliper, and tighten two mounting bolts to 28-38 FOOT lbs.

Because the pistons were pushed back into the caliper (to compensate for the thicker new pads), it'll take several pumps of the brake lever before the pistons move the pads out enough to make contact with the disc.
DO THIS BEFORE RIDING OFF!!!!!!!!
Keep an eye on the master cylinder fluid level (don't let it get so low that air is introduced into the system), and top off with DOT 4 brake fluid.

Posted on Aug 16, 2014

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SOURCE: too much play on front brake, 2002 road king

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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SOURCE: While riding my 2002 Road King the front brake sticks

Your brake system is dirty. the plunger he is talking about does not go bad often. drain all fluid from the system. clean out your resv. really good with brake kleen. Put fresh dot fluid in and use a vacume pump to bleed brakes this will do the trick.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Oil change directions, 2003 Road King

The drain plug is on the left side of the oil reservoir pointing towards the front of the bike. The motor should be warm when you dump the oil and the o-ring should be replaced as an extra precaution (don't want to waste that new oil if you have a drip). When replacing the oil filter use a piece of tin foil to divert the oil to your waste pan.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: My 2008 road king has an annoying whine when I

Your transmission has a straight cut 5th gear and not a helical cut 5th gear.
HD fixed this whine with the 2010 touring models.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: How to adjust front brake lever on '06 hd road king?

This is by design. When you have new pads on the bike and a rotor within limits the lever has very limited travel before engaging.
As these parts wear the position of which the lever engages changes. Unless you know that at the last brake pad change the caliper was "centered" this could account for the travel and will result in premature wear on the components.

JP

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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