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Do i need to open the brake resevor lid for Rear Brake pad replac

Do i need to open the brake resevor lid for venting when I replace the rear pads when I push in the slave piston at the rear pads?- 2005 R 1200 rt with ABS .
Should I clean the pistons and the area around the pads first with brake cleaner so I don't get any debris or dirt on or around the piston seals. this is my first pad replacement on this bike it is at 34k miles. I know it will take several brake applications before the brakes work up a glaze to work properly, I figure a couple days of city riding should be ok before my trip next week. for some reason the inside pad wore a lot more than the outer pad. Dealer said sometimes they have a bad batch.??? The front pads are fine still over 8 mm-10mm. I use the Ft and Back atthe same time, but since they are linked, I think that means I double up on the rear brake use. I'll try to keep off the rear brake since they are linkedd.

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You shouldn't have to remove the cap, as it should have been full when the pads were new, and, unless you added some brake fluid, should return to full with new pads. You can take off the cap after the brakes are replaced and the pedal depressed a few times to clean up the filler area and reseat the rubber bladder in the cap. Then the level should be at "full." You also can clean around the seal, just take care, and no grease on the rubber boot.
Your uneven pad wear, could be caused by a pad "stuck." They should be a ble to wiggle a slight bit in the holder, without pressure on them. Make sure the contact area around the pads is clean, and not rusted.

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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 cover...it will pop off.
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Brake Pads
Removal & Installation
Front





3.4L front disc brake assembly
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4.0L and 4.7L front disc brake assembly
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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:

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

CAUTION
Only replace brake pads on 1 side of the
vehicle at a time. Failure to use this procedure could cause the caliper pistons
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  5. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
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Rear
To Remove:


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

    • Rear wheel






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  3. Install or connect the following:

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rear_brake_pads.jpg Rear disc brake assembly includes; rear brake disc, rear brake pads, brake caliper mount and a caliper mounting screw. (Note: Some vehicles do not have the rotor mounting screw.)
Step 2 - Removing the Rear Brake Caliper Mount Bolts
rear_brake_pads_2.jpg To replace rear brake pads and rotors the rear brake caliper needs to be removed. First loosen the rear brake caliper mount bolts and remove them. Turn counter clockwise.
Step 3 - Lift Rear Brake Caliper from The Caliper Mount
rear_brake_pads_3.jpg After the caliper mount bolts have been removed, gently lift the brake caliper from the caliper mount. Inspect the caliper slides; they should move freely in the caliper mount. Remove rear brake pads and hardware.

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rear_brake_pads_4.jpg With a socket wrench or other appropriate removal tool, loosen the rear brake caliper mounting bolts. Remove bolts and lift the caliper mount and remove it from the vehicle. Remove the retaining screw from the disc mounting hole. Tap the rotor gently to release any rust that has accumulated between the rotor and bearing hub. Lift brake rotor from wheel hub holding on tightly, using both hands. You do not want to drop the rotor.

Step 5 - Removing Rear Brake Rotor
rear_brake_rotor.jpg Remove the retaining screw from the disc mounting hole, tap the rotor gently to release any rust that has accumulated between the rotor and bearing hub. Lift brake rotor from wheel hub, hold on using both hands and do not drop.

Step 6 - Install New Brake Rotor
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Step 7 - Reset Rear Brake Caliper
rear_brakes_7.jpg Before new brake pads can be installed, the rear brake caliper must be reset. The reset tool winds the piston back into position so the new brake pads will fit. This style of brake caliper will not compress with a clamp tool; it can only be reset with the proper reset tool.
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