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Noisy rear brake (banana Caliper) 79 lowrider shovel rattles excess, or Please recommend replacement front @ rear brakes as brakes are very poor

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Well if you can upgrade i would but if you like the old school stuff i would get the an tie ra del spring they make for the banana caliper but i would check the slider to see how out of round it is and put new pads on it but you can upgrade it to some time a little spendy good luck .REDOIL

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You'll need to depress the brake piston back into the caliper in order to get the caliper back on over the new pads. Use a large C-clamp or pair of slip joint pliers to depress piston back into the caliper. Use a rag or something to prevent damaging the paint on your caliper. Reinstall the caliper down over the new pads being careful not to disturb them. Replace the two bolts and torque them to 25 foot pounds. Pump the brakes back up to a full pedal by pumping the rear brake pedal up and down slowly. Check for proper operation of the brakes. Failure to properly service the brakes can cause serious injury or death.

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Remove the two bolts that hold the rear caliper into the rear brake caliper bracket and lift caliper out. Pay particular attention to how the brake pads and anti-rattle hardware are positioned in the rear brake caliper bracket. Replace the pads and anti-rattle hardware with new parts.

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Depress rear brake pedal slowly until you get a full pedal. Test brakes before you ride the bike. Improper servicing of the brakes can cause serious injury or death. Make sure you did the job right.

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