>> Hi, what's for everyone, it's Matt from HowToMotorcycleRepair.com. In this video I will show you how to change the brake pads on your motorcycle.
>> Let's talk about some of the tools needed to replace brake linings. You will need: the service manual for the minimum brake pad thickness and torque values, a torque wrench, standard hand tools, old towels, a small wire brush, a C-clip and a bungee cable as well as safety glasses and gloves. You also need a brand new bottle of brake fluid, and you may need a turkey bass to extract brake fluid.
>> Step 1: Release the brake spindle but do not remove it yet.
>> Step 2: Loosen and remove the bolts holding the fabric. The fabric contains pistons that press the pads into the rotor, causing the motorcycle to slow down.
>> Step 3: Remove the gauge by sliding it away from the rotor. At this point you can remove the brake spindle and brake pads.
>> Step 4: Slide the distance and the mounting cover away from each other. Set the bracket to the side. Use a bungee cord to support the center of gravity so that damage to the brake line does not occur.
>> Step 5: Open the main cylinder reservoir cap and note the liquid level. Make sure you use an old towel to protect painted surfaces, as brake fluid can damage paint.
>> Step 6: Use a C-clip and one of the old brake pads to push the pistons back in thickness. While doing this, the brake fluid level will rise in the main cylinder. You can use a turkey burner, if needed, to extract excess brake fluid.
>> Step 7: Inspect and clean the metal "rattle clips" with a small steel brush. Clean rattle clips are important so that pads can move as they carry. Steering wheel clamps also prevent cushions from moving, which would create "brake noise".
>> Step 8: Clean the old grease on the brake rails. Then apply new brake and calibration grease to the slide pins.
>> Step 9: Slide the bracket to the jaw. Make sure these two components slide freely on the pins.
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>> Step 11: Install the brake lever.
>> Step 12: Slide the jaw back over the rotor and mount the mounting bolts.
>> Step 13: Turn the test pistons and brake lever to the values specified in your service manual.
>> Step 14: Turn off the main cylinder if necessary and replace the cover.
>> Step 15: Pump the brake lever a few times to place over the pistons and pads. Then test the brakes by spinning the wheel and applying the brake. The wheel should stop immediately and the lever should feel secure.
>> Step 16: Now it's good to flush the brake fluid if it is over 2 years old. I covered the replacement of brake fluid in a previous video, which can be found by clicking on the link at the top right.
>> Okay, I hope you enjoyed this video about changing the brake pads on a motorcycle.  >> To see more of my videos, go to HowToMotorcycleRepair.com, or check out my YouTube channel, MatthewMCrepair. I'm also on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for seeing and seeing you next time.