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Rear brake caliper clip

I just put new pads on the rear caliper. in the process i knocked off a metal clip that appears to hold the pad opposite piston side( atleast thats the side it looks to go on. But after looking an trying to put the little piece back on, it still wont just fit anywhere. im working on a 07 zx10r

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Its probably the anti rattle plate that fits onto the pad itself!

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Hi Anonymous, it can be done with out removing the rear wheel or any brake lines, or any bleeding of brakes, all you need is a c-clamp and regular hand tools. First place a drain pan underneath the rear master cylinder, it's likely to overflow during the piston push back procedure, and remove the top and accordion rubber gasket and compress gasket back to it's flatest position then put it back on top of the master cylinder leaving the metal cover off. Next split the caliper halves by removing the 3 bolts and pay close attention to small o-ring so it doesn't get lost and location and orientation of the anti rattle clips. Leave the old brake pads in.Take your c-clamp and position it so that the screw part is dead center of the old pad and slowly tighten the clamp until the old pads have pushed the pistons back into the caliper half and the pad bottoms out. Repeat the process with the other caliper half. Install the new brake pads, replace o-ring and anti rattle clips and bolt the halves back toghther, torque bolts to 20 ft lbs. Check fluid level and replace top cover on master cylinder. Pump the brake by hand until you get a nice strong pedal and your good to go. Good luck

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Hello Dale, this is an easy job on your bike. Use a flat head screw driver and remove the brake pad will pop off.
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Slip the new brake pads into the rear brake caliper, then push the brake pad pins halfway into the caliper. Slip the spring clips into place between the brake pads and the brake pad pins. Push the brake pad pins completely through the rear brake caliper. Push the hairpin clips back into the brake pad pin tips. Snap the brake pad cover onto the top of the rear brake caliper....

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Hello, I'm changing rear break pads on my softail

I'm going to attach a photo to this solution. The bolts you are taking out hold the caliper together. You don't want to take these out to simply replace the pads. If you're rebuilding the caliper, you'll have to split the caliper to get the pistons out. But, just to replace the pads. You'll see two pins (#35 on the pic) that run across the between the two halves of the caliper. These pins hold the pads into the caliper.

First you must use a large screwdriver to pry the old pads apart. You must get the pistons seated fully down into the caliper. Once you get the pistons seated, drive these pins out to the rear of the caliper. Lift the pads out and drop the new pads in with the fiber side towards the rotor. Do not put the pads in with metal to metal. Don't laugh, i've seen it done before. Then install on pin, install the spring plate that holds the pins in and the brake pads tight, and finally the last pin.

Since you broke the torque on the bolts that hold the caliper together, make sure they are tight. You may have to bleed the brakes as well. Make sure you have a full firm brake pedal and test the brakes to make sure they work before riding the bike.


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There are 2 clips on the lower portion of the front brake caliper.. does anyone have a diagram of the caliper layout from a factory manual for a 2004 rmz 250. i need to figure out how each clip locks...

I believe you mean the clips that keep the brake pads from rattling.
The smaller one of the two, fits into the caliper where the front of the pads slide into the caliper. It goes between the pads and caliper, and has a slot to where the disc fits. It kinda fits into a recessed rectangle hole. (Opposite the brake pad pin.)
The longer clip has two small tabs on it's back, near the center, that clips towards the top center of the caliper, and it puts pressure downward on the pads. One end rests on the top of the pads, as the other ends up resting on the "pin" that holds the pads in place.
Look close, and you should see marks where they were, as they can only go on one correct way.
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What tools needed to replace front brake pads & rotors

Brake Pads
Removal & Installation

3.4L front disc brake assembly

4.0L and 4.7L front disc brake assembly

To Remove:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Front wheel
    • Clip, 2 caliper pins, the anti-rattle spring then remove the 2 brake pads
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To Install:

Only replace brake pads on 1 side of the
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on the opposite side of the vehicle to pop out requiring the reconditioning or
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  1. Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder.
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  4. Install or connect the following:

    • Anti-squeal shims to the new brake pads
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    • 2 brake pads
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    • Clip
    • Front wheel

  5. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
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To Remove:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Rear wheel


    • 2 cylinder slide pins from rear caliper assembly
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Notice how the pads and the metal anti-rattle clips are positioned in the caliper bracket. Remove the old pads and clips and replace with the new parts. Make sure the rear pad is positioned with the fiber material towards the rotor. I've seen many put in metal to metal by good mechanics because it's on the backside of the rotor.

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