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The brakes on my bike are sticking what are the phillip head scre

S on the calipers for? the bike is a mainstreet model#26214b 04 c it says old pair o jeans comfort tech system on the neck

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If you're talking about the screws where the brake arms mount on the posts and not the bolts that hold the arms to the post; they are for adjusting the springs that adjust side to side movement. With your wheel running perfectly centered in the forks and the cable adjusted so that the brake pads have enough clearance, you can use these screws to make either pad come closer to the rim . If your brake is rubbing only in one or two spots there is a chance that your wheel is not trued. In other words the screws are for side to side adjustment. Hope this helps.

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2003 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC REAR DISC RATTLE,HOW DO I REPLACE IT?


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Remove the hairpin type clips off of the ends of the brake pad pins.... Use pliers & pull the brake pad pins out from the front of the rear brake caliper....Clean the rear brake caliper's piston with brake cleaner. Use a rag and wipe it clean...Reinsert the old brake pads into the caliper. Place a pry bar between the brake pads, then push the inner piston into the caliper body, this will allow room to install new pads.... Remove the old brake pads...Coat the brake pad pins and the new brake pads metal back plates with high-temperature grease.

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....

Pump the rear brake pedal until the pedal feels firm, indicating that the brake pads have closed around the brake rotor...No bleeding will be needed because the system was never opened - That's all there is to it...i hope this information is helpful & good luck with your bike.


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Gday, I have a 04 FXSTB Night Train, could sum1 please tell me how to change the rear brake pads. Do I have to take the wheel off to get to the pads ?? as the caliper & bracket is only 1 peice &...


Remove any saddlebags or anything that hampers your access to the rear brake caliper. Remove the two bolts that hold the caliper onto the brake caliper bracket and lift the caliper off the bracket.

The pads and all anti-rattle parts should stay on the caliper bracket. Pay particular attention to the way these parts are installed in the bracket. Replace all the old parts with new parts paying attention to how the new parts are put in the bracket. Make sure the rear pad is installed with the fiber side to the rotor, not the metal side. Don't laugh, I've seen it done more times that I care to remember.

Now, you have to get the piston compressed back into the caliper. I used either a large C-clamp or a large pair of slip joint pliers. Protect your paint and finish on your caliper by using rags or a couple pieces of wood or something. Once the piston is fully compressed into the caliper, carefully replace it back on the bracket being careful not to disturb the pads or parts. Install the two bolts and torque them to 25 foot pounds.

Now, slowly press the rear brake pedal repeatedly until you get a full firm pedal. Check the level of the brake fluid in your master cylinder. Add only the proper type of fluid called for on the top of the master cylinder cap. DO NOT MIX THE TYPE OF BRAKE FLUIDS. Check the brakes before riding the bike. Failure to insure proper brake operation prior to riding the bike can cause lose of control of the machine resulting in serious injury or death. Make sure you do this job correctly.

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Neenchanging front and rear brakes on my 06 dyna custom


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I haven't done a brake job on a bike this new but it shouldn't be any different than any other bike. Simply take the two bolts that hold the caliper on out. Remove the old shoes. Use either a large C-clamp or a large pair of slip joint pliers and squeeze the piston back into the caliper all the way. Install the new pads and put the caliper back in place. Replace the two bolts and torque them to 25 Foot pounds. Squeeze the brake lever until you have a good firm brake.

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No trick. Simply take the two bolts out of the caliper and take it off the slider. Replace the pads and squeeze the piston back into the caliper. Use a large C-clamp or a large pair of slip joint pliers to do this. Protect the finish of the caliper with rags or pieces of wood. If your bike has dual brakes, do one side at the time.

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Need harley davidson sportster 1200 1996 model free download to install rear brake pads


You must take the two bolts out that holds the caliper to the caliper bracket. Lift the caliper off the bracket and set it aside. Carefully examine the pads and the anti-rattle spring that is in the caliper bracket. Take the old parts out and install the new parts exactly like the old ones were in there. Make sure you put the fiber side of the brake pads towards the rotor.

Now, you must press the piston back into the caliper in order to get it over the new pads. I use either a large C-clamp or a pair of slip joint pliers to force the piston back into it's bore completely. Once you have this done, carefully place the caliper back over the pads and onto the bracket without disturbing the pads.

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If you're trying to replace the pads, you shouldn't have to remove the rear wheel. Now. Sometimes Harley plays tricks on the owners and the mechanics. If it's approaching a "year change" and they run out of parts for the current year, they'll go ahead and switch to the later year model parts. In other words, your '99 model may have 2000 year model brakes on it.

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