replacing my rear brakes on 2000 GL1500 SE


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replacing my rear brakes on 2000 GL1500 SE

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Hey guys,

I really trust and rely on you guys when I am doing work on my bike. I didn't see anything doing a quick search on here, but a youtube video did showing lightly greasing the back of the brake pads as well as the pad pins. Could someone confirm or deny this? I thought you were not suppose to get any grease near the brakes. I have greased the caliper bolts in the past.



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Re: replacing my rear brakes on 2000 GL1500 SE

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Were you greasing the back of the pads to make them quieter/no chatter? I've done that on other vehicles but not on any bikes. I dont know that its necessary to do it on your goldwing. When I replaced mine I only greased the pins and no problems.
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Thanks. I have never put grease on the back of the pad but saw a utube video where the guy did so I was curious.

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Pins only here too. There is a product intended for the back side of pads, but I've never used it as I never had noisy disc brakes. It's not grease.
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Thanks everyone,

Bike is back together, sounding and most importantly stopping good.

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Re: replacing my rear brakes on 2000 GL1500 SE

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I've used a pad adhesive type material on car pads before, oftentimes the noise is due to vibration so dampening that vibration is the fix. The material was basically a latex type caulk made for pads, you could probably use gasket cement of RTV as well. For the pins, I've started using silicone grease made for brakes, it holds up to higher temperatures better than regular grease and consequently doesn't break down or melt.

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Re: replacing my rear brakes on 2000 GL1500 SE

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Pads can set up a high-frequency vibration when applied. The "grease" you're seeing applied to the back of the pads is actually a viscoelastic substance that cures kind of like caulk. It cushions the pad and absorbs the vibration, reducing the resonant frequency below its natural point - the end result is no more squealing pads.

The pins should have lubricant applied, but don't use regular grease - use high-temperature brake grease only. And make sure to clean ALL evidence of it from your pads and rotors. The tiniest bit of grease left on the pad or rotor will have a huge impact on the amount of braking available.

I use something along these lines:

https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-24125-C ... B0018PSASU



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