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76 GL1000 rear brake pad installation

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:02 pm
by exodust20

Rear caliper<br />Rear caliper
Rear caliper
Rear caliper

I have pads on the way in the mail. was looking at the bike to see what I will need to do. Looks like I will need to remove the rear axle to get the caliper out to change out the pads. There is only one posting on here that I see about changing pads and that is not the same setup at all. Looks like the caliper is a bracket in its self that is bolted to the frame on the front end and attached, like a spacer to the rear axle. Am I correct in my assumptions of needing to drop the rear axle and maybe the wheel?

Re: 76 GL1000 rear brake pad installation

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:34 pm
by exodust20
OK found the instructions on page 14-17 of the service manual. Looks like there is no need to remove the caliper at all. instructions are good but the pictures are not. I will post hopefully better ones here of the procedure after I get it done. 1. Remove the pad cover. 2. depress the spring securing the pad locating pins, and remove the top pin. 3. Tilt the spring back to remove the bottom pin. 4. remove the pads and shims. 5. Install the replacement pads in reverse order, make sure the arrow on the brake pad shims point down. pads and shims must be properly aligned before installing the pins. the manual says the pistons may need to be pushed back, I am sure if you are replacing worn out brakes, the pistons will need to be pushed back.

Re: 76 GL1000 rear brake pad installation

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:38 am
by newday777
Did you look in the How to articles at the top of the page. There are a couple of articles about it.

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Re: 76 GL1000 rear brake pad installation

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:30 am
by exodust20
Yes I did. Really not much here on the gl1000