Give me a BRAKE!
Posted May 09, 2000 - 05:00 AM
It's about time for me to replace my brake pads. I haven't done this before although I can't imagine it's that difficult.
However, the owners manual says I have to bleed the brakes after I change the pads. Major Bummer!
1) Do I really have to bleed the brakes after changing the pads?
2) What are the best pads to get? How much? Where?
3) I assume I have to take the wheels off the bike when I change them? Just want to be sure here.
4) How do I know for sure I need to change them?
By the way, YZ timing seems to eat through the pads quicker since my engine braking is reduced. Not that big of a deal but just an interesting note (DUH!).
[This message has been edited by Bryan (edited 05-09-2000).]
Posted May 09, 2000 - 06:34 AM
How are you today? Good I hope.
[This message has been edited by Kevin in New Hampshire (edited 05-09-2000).]
Posted May 09, 2000 - 10:18 AM
Now I do need to bleed my brakes, but I'm not sure I want to do that myself. It sounds complicated and scary.
Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.
Posted May 09, 2000 - 10:35 AM
Bleeding the brakes is pretty easy, I've done it before, but it takes a little time and I just don't feel like doing it.
Posted May 09, 2000 - 11:01 AM
Posted May 09, 2000 - 11:05 AM
Posted May 09, 2000 - 12:04 PM
want to ditch work on Friday and ride with me and Jake at Rampart/Woodland Park? Are you feeling a little ill?
Posted May 09, 2000 - 01:12 PM
99WR,WR timing,throttle stop removed,Twin Air filter,E-Series,carbon air box,Pro Tapers,front and rear lights removed
Posted May 09, 2000 - 04:23 PM
1) The last 12 times I replaced my brake pads I maybe bled the once.
2) Semi metallic pads last longer but are tougher on the rotor and don't stop quite as well.
3)I never take the wheel off.
4)As long as its not metal to metal, no need to replace them. Just don't let it get that far, its not pretty for the rotor.