HOW TO CHANGE REAR BRAKES ON FLHTC 92
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.
Oct 17, 2010 |
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