How to replace Brake pads


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lenninignacio
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How to replace Brake pads

Postby lenninignacio » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:42 pm



I'm a new member I would like to know if anyone who could give me an advise to replace my front and rear brake pads for 2006 GL1800.



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Re: How to replace Brake pads

Postby keithg64 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:59 pm

Got a manual yet, they are well worth the cost.
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Re: How to replace Brake pads

Postby lenninignacio » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:57 am

Im getting a Clymer service manual for 2006 GL1800 today, thanks for your advised Keith.

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Re: How to replace Brake pads

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:17 am

The Honda Service manuals are far and beyond better in terms of quantity and quality of content than the aftermarket (Clymer, Haynes) manuals.

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Re: How to replace Brake pads

Postby Red Ron » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:28 am

This is from the manual. You need to compress the pistons before putting the new pads back in. I use a c-clamp while the old pads are still in there. I always clean the pistons with my wife's toothbursh and some brake fluid before compressing the pistons. Some don't bother with this but I figure it may prevent a buldge in the seal allowing a leak.

Front Brake Pad Replacement


Always replace the brake pads in pairs to ensure even disc pressure. Check the brake fluid level in the brake reservoirs as this operation causes the level to rise. Push the caliper piston all the way in to allow installation of new brake pads by pushing the caliper body inward.

Remove the pad pin plug and loosen the pad pin.



Pull the pad pins out of the caliper body while pushing in the pads against the pad spring. Remove the brake pads.

Coat the stopper ring on the pad pin end with silicone grease.


Make sure the pad spring is installed correctly. Install new brake pads into the caliper body with the shim facing toward the wheel side so that their ends rest into the pad retainer on the bracket properly.
Install the pad pin by pushing in the pads against the pad spring to align the pad pin holes in the pads and caliper body.

Tighten the pad pin.

Torque: 18 N-m (1.8 kgf-m, 13 lbf-ft)

Install the pad pin plug securely.

Operate the brake lever and pedal to seat the caliper piston against the pads.




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