Replacing Front Brake Pads


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ChristopherStalken
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Replacing Front Brake Pads

Postby ChristopherStalken » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:13 pm



I am replacing the front brake pads on my 75 gl1000 (already rebuilt the calipers) and I am putting everything back together, but the brake pads don't seem to be staying in place.are they supposed to just sit in their position on the caliper? there are no pins to hold them. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, this is my first gl1000, and first time working on anything other than drum brakes.



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Re: Replacing Front Brake Pads

Postby spiralout » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:32 pm

They just sit there, no pins. The "H" shaped spring underneath and the "ears" on 'em help hold them in place.

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Re: Replacing Front Brake Pads

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:24 pm

Once assembled to the rotor, they stay.

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Re: Replacing Front Brake Pads

Postby SnoBrdr » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:47 am

Fred Camper wrote:Once assembled to the rotor, they stay.


Do you actually measure them?

I never have and have never had any issues.

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Re: Replacing Front Brake Pads

Postby ChristopherStalken » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:44 am

Thanks guys! I didn't want to go careening off a hill (what a way to go, though!).

yeah the spring held them in place and they went on just fine. Really appreciate the assistance




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