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From old Site by L-J-P Not Claiming just recovering useful info

EDIT: Some of the very early bikes have a SLIGHTLY different method of removing the rear pad, as they do not have an alley key. As far as I can tell, you need to remove the entire calliper?

Right ive just got a few pics on how to replace your rear brake pads just incase anybody needs to know, please excuse the poor quality of the images i was using my phone and yes i know my bike needs a wash! :L

Firstly remove the blt indicated with a regular allen/hex key:

Now the caliper will rock forward and backwards.

Next remove the tw blts indicated:

Now the old brake pads should just drop out.

Press your fingers against the pistons inside the caliper to open them up
Slot in your new pads, insert and tighten these two bolts (Not fully):


Then insert and tighten this bolt:


Then go back and tighten the other two bolts fully.
Press the back brake a few times to build up the pressure and seat the pads.
Then Bobs your uncle, job done.

Be careful riding because it will feel like there is no grip on it at all but they are just bedding in it takes about 40-80 miles depending on brands.

Don't do what i did and leave it until the old pads were like this:





Hope this helps people sorry if its no help at all
L-J-P-X
 

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The bolt mentioned in step one actually has a plastic cover over it. It took me ages to realise there was a bolt underneeth, as it is not mentioned AT ALL in the service manual (whch is really helpful!:rolleyes:) . It can be difficult to remove, unless done properly, so here goes:

Turn the cap until the stick thing is at the bottom. Now, simple push down on the stick, and it will come straight off.

To re-install, simply locate it and push it back in.

LJP, does yours have this cover, as when I took mine off, the bolt was covered in greese, but yours does not seem to be.
 

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Ive a 2010 model, and had to push the caliper up to get to the pads. in the end took it off and gave it a clean dead simple to do
 

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The 08 bikes don't have a plastic cover or a bolt.
INSTEAD, they have a rubber cover which goes ALL THE WAY THROUGH meaning to get it out, you have to remove the wheel I think.

And the pins are weird....
Bikerboy knows how you do it..
 

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The 08 bikes don't have a plastic cover or a bolt.
INSTEAD, they have a rubber cover which goes ALL THE WAY THROUGH meaning to get it out, you have to remove the wheel I think.

And the pins are weird....
Bikerboy knows how you do it..
what do i know how to do sir ?
 

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How to get the
what do i know how to do sir ?
How to change the brake pads on the OLD type of brake.
The one with the ruubber cover over the slider bolt thing.
(Without the hex bolts).
 

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How to get the
How to change the brake pads on the OLD type of brake.
The one with the ruubber cover over the slider bolt thing.
(Without the hex bolts).
they are a pain i cut two of them off my bike
and got the 09 on
 

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Great... not looking forward to doing this on my 08.......................
 

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The front is easy and dont need any stand or anything the back however on an 08 you have to take the wheel off and its a pain aparently
 
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