97...changing breakpads on rear

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97...changing breakpads on rear

Post by rlsapp » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:50 pm

how hard would it be and how much of the bike needs to be disassembled to change the rear pads? This is something I would be doing by myself, if possible, and not that time consuming. I dont have any manual to look at.

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Re: 97...changing breakpads on rear

Post by MikeB » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:18 am

Remove the seat.
Remove the plastic panel above the passenger left foot rest.
Remove the under cover from the trunk.
Remove the left saddlebag lower rear corner cover.
Disconnect the saddlebag light wires that are under the corner cover.
Open the saddlebag and disconnect the door opener cable clip from the opener rod.
Release the door opener cable retaining clip on the inner wall of the saddlebag so the cable can be pulled out of the saddlebag.
Remove the four screws that hold the saddlebag in place.
Slide the saddlebag to the rear slightly and then pull the saddlebag away from the motorcycle.
You will now have access to the rear brake caliper.
There are two bolts that hold the caliper in place. You do not have to disconnect the brake fluid line.

I recommend that you get a service manual to complete the job but you should not have too much trouble doing the job if you have ever done motorcycle disk brakes before.
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Re: 97...changing breakpads on rear

Post by dingdong » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:32 am

Download a manual for the 1500 below. It is for a 94 but most procedures are the same.


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