replacing rear pads and rotor- what else?


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elementfe
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replacing rear pads and rotor- what else?

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I'm waiting for parts to replace rear pads and rotor, and thought it worth an ask....what else should I do while I'm in there?
Caliper isn't at all leaky, should I rebuild it anyway?
Anything else?
Thanks!


Good Hondog
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Re: replacing rear pads and rotor- what else?

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If everything was working before you started the job, then just clean up the outside of the caliper and visually check the outside of the brake hose for wear or abrasions. If there are no visible issues with the caliper or hose then reassemble the rotor and wheel assembly, then the caliper as normal for a brake pad replacement. Watch the brake fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir as you compress the caliper pistons to install the new brake pads because the fluid level will rise in the reservoir. You should already have a factory service manual or aftermarket publication (Clymer) manual to consult for the torque settings and various other procedures before you started any work on your bike I assume. 1983 is a really nice bike. Good luck with your project.
elementfe
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Re: replacing rear pads and rotor- what else?

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Thanks!
I used to be a fairly good auto mechanic back in the day, looking forward to giving this bike some TLC. Just want to be sure there isn't more troubleshooting to do while I have the rear wheel off.
Pretty much loving this bike, it's a strong runner.
Hopefully, some brake work and going over the cooling system and it'll be ready for day trips this fall!
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Re: replacing rear pads and rotor- what else?

Post by RBGERSON »

check the splines carefully are they all still "square", was the a good amount of moly in there..clean and put new in, check the bearings for play..maybe just replace them since you are there??? Change the hub oil...while the tire is off..clean and lube the brake pedal shaft.


HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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