2005 GL 1800 rear brake pad replacement.


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2005 GL 1800 rear brake pad replacement.

Post by petepope » Fri May 04, 2018 12:32 pm



Sorry if this is been covered elsewhere but I cannot find anything on the Internet, that makes me feel comfortable with doing this job.

I have read were some people take a screwdriver and pry against the old brake pad and rotor to gain room, and remove the pin and let the old brake pads fall out put a new brake pads's and then reinstall the pin.

From my point of you this may be easy, but is setting yourself up to have a lot of problems.

Is there anyone out there with a pictorial or a video showing how to properly remove the calipers, so the person can properly put in the pad without doing damage to the rear caliper. Hopefully this can be done without removing the tire.

Any help with the subject matter would be deeply appreciated

Thanks,

Pete



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Re: 2005 GL 1800 rear brake pad replacement.

Post by redbug » Fri May 04, 2018 1:39 pm

You local authorized Honda motorcycle dealer can perform this procedure with no problem.
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Re: 2005 GL 1800 rear brake pad replacement.

Post by DaveO430 » Fri May 04, 2018 2:22 pm

The service manual say push in on the caliper to collapse the pistons, probably possible on a new one with no dirt on the pistons. You can unbolt the caliper if you prefer but I doubt the brake lines will allow enough movement to get it off the rotor.

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Re: 2005 GL 1800 rear brake pad replacement.

Post by petepope » Fri May 04, 2018 4:13 pm

DaveO430 wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 2:22 pm
The service manual say push in on the caliper to collapse the pistons, probably possible on a new one with no dirt on the pistons. You can unbolt the caliper if you prefer but I doubt the brake lines will allow enough movement to get it off the rotor.
Pushing in on the caliper how, with just your hand pushing the caliper towards the rotor, or using a screwdriver to try to push the pistons in. The last option is what I keep finding on the internet, but it looks like one could easily damage the rotor or the caliper itself..I haven't had it on my friends lift yet, but I,think, I am looking for the proper steps/procedure to remove the caliper. I did go down and stand on my head a little while ago, and what you stated about the brake lines not giving much room does look to be a problem..hopefully someone else that has done this will chime in.

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Re: 2005 GL 1800 rear brake pad replacement.

Post by DaveO430 » Fri May 04, 2018 4:45 pm

Yes, just push in on the caliper by hand, hasn't worked for me. I just use a large screwdriver against the rotor, haven't damaged one yet.

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Re: 2005 GL 1800 rear brake pad replacement.

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sun May 06, 2018 7:51 am

If using rear OEM pads, which are often thicker then aftermarket ones, you will need to push the pucks in. Of coarse removing the wheel to unbolt the caliper and then use a puck pushing tool is probably best, rarely will anyone go through that trouble. As others have stated, you will have to use some sort of pry-bar between the pad and the rotor. Getting the middle and upper pucks to fully more inward is more challenging. If the rear brake m/c is at its upper level, be sure to remove its cap so the fluid behind the pucks has a place to go.



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