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I have a 1993 harley heritage it is my first

I have a 1993 harley heritage it is my first time to change the rear brake pads and wondering if you can give advise and possible photos.
In the past i have done this on dirt bikes but that has been a long time.


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Tommy

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Changing the rear pads is pretty simple. Just take the two caliper retaining bolts out and lift the caliper off the pads and the caliper bracket. You might have to wiggle the caliper just a bit to get it up and off the caliper bracket.

Replace the pads and the anti-rattle hardware in the caliper bracket. Pay particular attention to which way the anti-rattle hdware goes on. Make sure you put the pads in with the fiber side towards the brake disc.

Now, you'll have to press the piston back into the caliper. You can use either a large pair of slip joint pliers or a C-clamp. Cover the caliper with something to protect the paint. Once you get the piston pushed back into the caliper, carefully replace it on the caliper bracket without disturbing the pads. Put a drop of Loctite 242 blue on the threads of the bolts and torque them to 20 foot pounds.

Check the brake fluid level and slowly depress the rear brake pedal until you get a good firm feeling pedal. Make sure the brakes work properly before you ride the bike. Improper servicing of the brakes can cause severe injury or death. Make sure you do this right.

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