brake pad supports

5 replies to this topic
  • Brandon

Posted April 01, 2002 - 05:44 PM


I noticed the brake pad supports were trashed when I was about to replace my rear pads. (You know the gasket material and metal covering that clip to the outer part of each pad.) Anyways , how important is it to get new ones, anyone run your bike without these supports? my yami dealer said he would get some in 3 weeks!

  • wrsm

Posted April 02, 2002 - 11:08 AM


I recon they are just anti-rattle shims to stop the pads making annoying noises. Take them out and ride without them.

Think of the weight saving too!! ;-))

  • Guy

Posted April 02, 2002 - 12:26 PM


:) Like WRSM, I too think they are just Anti-rattle shims, I run my bike without them fitted, in fact, some after market pads recommend removal as they are a tad thicker than OEM, :D

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  • yamaha.dude

Posted April 02, 2002 - 12:45 PM


If it is the anti-squeal shims, then you could ride without them for a while...

Imagine the terror you can instill in your competition when you roar up behind them with that deep growl of the 4 stroke, then, as you go under them in the corner, they have an ear-piercing squeal imprinted on their minds... they will have nightmares for weeks... wondering what monster took them out on the corner... LOL


  • Brandon

Posted April 02, 2002 - 02:45 PM


thanks,a new mod.. Im gonna have to run without them just so I can scare my competition!

  • Chaindrive

Posted April 02, 2002 - 03:16 PM


That's the best mod on my bike: the HOOOORN!!!! :)


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