Bike Crew: How hard is it to replace the brake pads?

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  1. Dethfat

    Dethfat New Member

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    I just bought a 2001 Honda CBR600 F4i and was wondering if I could replace the brake pads by myself. I have done plenty of brake jobs on cars and had no problems, just wondering if i need any special tools and if i should replace the rotors also. Thank for any advice :wavey:
     
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    socket, allen key, flat head screwdriver, 2 heinekens and 15-20 minutes of your time. If you need to bleed them then allow for more time and you'll need a bleeder. Rotors shouldn't need replacing unless they were some how damaged or warped.
     
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    I usually use 3 heineken (if I donT, plan to ride the bike after)

    if not, zero heineken:big grin:

    it's really easy.
     
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    you'll also need some sort of caliper spreader to get the pistons pushed back in.
     
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    Thats what the flathead screwdrivers for, spreadem before removing old pads.
     
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    i use a c-clamp to push the piston back after pads are out.
     
  7. XR250rdr

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    I pushed the piston in by hand on my last pad change. :dunno:
     
  8. The Acclude

    The Acclude Makin' love is cool, but sometimes she needs her h

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    I just found a DIY online, brought my notebook in the garage and used it like a shop manual. Its simpler than it seems, just make sure everything is nice and tight before you test ride.
     

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