Brake pads and discs are to be inspected at every scheduled service interval, or whenever braking components are removed during service procedures. In this video Bob takes us through rear brake pad replacement while upgrading to EBC’s Double H Sintered brake pads. These brake pads are ultra high friction HH rated. They are a market leader and made in the USA.
It is always important to work clean. Service your way in and out of the procedure. Always reference your factory service manual. Inspect the condition of your brake rotor. Be confident that it is within factory spec and that it is not warped or damaged in any way. Never install new brake pads against a damaged rotor. Remove your master cylinder top cover. This, not only, aids in venting when you compress the caliper pistons, but also allows you to inspect the condition of your brake fluid. If the fluid is dirty, has condensation, or is in question; the system should be flushed and replenished during this service procedure. It is always best to loosen the brake pad pin before loosening the caliper mounting bolts/pins. After removing the brake pads, compress the caliper pistons back into their bores. Note the condition and location of the anti rattle spring clip up, inside the caliper. Install new pads and pad pin. The tab must engage the spring clip in the caliper housing. Tighten the pin to factory torque specs. Install caliper and tighten the bolt/pin to factory torque specs. Always remember to pump your brake lever. You need to have correct lever feel before attempting to ride. Before installing the master cylinder top cover, confirm that your brake fluid level is correct.
Read the brake pad manufacturer’s break in procedure before you ride. Following this instruction will help aid in brake pad longevity and optimize caliper stopping power.
Watch Front Installation Here:
Front Brakes Twin Cam 103