problem: new rear brake pads


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alastair.kj
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problem: new rear brake pads

Postby alastair.kj » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:09 pm



Hi,

I drive a 1981 GL1100I and I recently bought new brake pads for my rear brakes (EBC FA29 organics). The pads fit in theory, but I can't get the the housing back down onto them because they are just too thick. Is this common? Do I have to sand them down to make them fit or am I simply missing something?

Seems like such a silly problem, but I just can't get it all back together.

Any help is much appreciated.

Cheers



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Re: problem: new rear brake pads

Postby cbach1981 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:14 pm

Just to start, by housing I assume you are talking about the brake caliper. Did you press the piston all the way back in? Seems simple, but sometimes people forget the easiest of things while dreaming of getting back on the bike.
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Re: problem: new rear brake pads

Postby SteveB123 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:25 pm

You'll have to shift the slider pin around, as it has self adjusted to move the caliper to accommodate the worn pads.

I just finished doing my brakes. Rebuilt calipers all around and rebuilt rear master, new EBC's, new braided lines, new front master.
Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
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Re: problem: new rear brake pads

Postby alastair.kj » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:42 pm

Thanks guys. I'm hoping that I can simply push it back in without having to remove it entirely or anything that'll cause me to have to bleed the brakes. We'll see I guess.

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Re: problem: new rear brake pads

Postby alastair.kj » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:31 pm

Got it! Thanks again. Of course it was extremely simple and I worried for nothing. Just put the flat side of a wrench against it and pushed with both hands to force er back in a mm or two.




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