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by Richard230 Published on 08-23-21 04:23 PM
Motorcycle.com has published a short article describing three different types of motorcycle brake pads: https://www.motorcycle.com/features/how-do-i-choose-the-right-brake-pads.html
by Richard230 Published on 10-31-18 09:28 AM
If you have the type of brake caliper that holds the brake pads in place with a hook built into the pad at the upper end of the pad assembly and a hole at the lower end that a rod fits through, which is screwed into the body of the caliper and is secured by a circlip or wire J-clip, you might give this a try to remove the brake pads without needing to detach the caliper from their fork mounts: First remove the securing circlip or wire J-clip on the pad attachment rod at the lower rear of the.....
by Richard230 Published on 08-03-17 09:24 AM
Someone might find this article interesting and maybe even useful some day. Of course, if some internal part need to be replaced, good luck tying to locate the part. Manufacturers seem to prefer selling the entire brake master cylinder assembly instead of the individual parts so that they can be repaired: http://www.motorcycle.com/how-to/mo-wrenching-brake-master-cylinder-rebuild
by Richard230 Published on 05-14-17 04:54 PM
Here is a brake pad and rotor replacement informational article. This one written by Galfer, so it might be a little slanted, but I assume that they know what they are talking about. However, the last half of the article talks about brake discs, how to clean them and how to break-in new pads, which I found interesting. (They recommend not using brake parts cleaner to clean brake discs, as an example.)...
by Frosty J Published on 07-22-16 09:51 PM
Does anyone know the size speed bleeder(s) for the GT?
by Richard230 Published on 08-07-15 09:12 AM
Bike Bandit has published a decent 10-minute-long video detailing the different types of brake fluid. I have been changing brake fluid ever since disc brakes were first introduced on production motorcycles and there were a few things that I learned by watching this video - such as what actually happens when you mix DOT 5 with DOT 5.1:

http://www.bikebandit.com/community/videos/motorcycle-brake-fluid-crash-course

or:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCl5yd8t1Is
by Richard230 Published on 02-05-14 09:40 AM
Here is a link to an article (with video) published by Bike Bandit that will show you how to service and bleed your disc brake system:

http://www.bikebandit.com/community/guides/replacing-and-maintaining-motorcycle-brakes?roi=echo3-18797346101-17506475-f4a0525010d850048fa78531782774c0&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BB_News_020514&utm_source=Wednesday_020514&utm_content=Maintaining_and_Replacing_Motorcycle_Brakes
by DWS Published on 12-29-13 05:24 PM
Here's a link with videos for changing the pads.
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