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Old 05-08-2012, 01:01 PM
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Default Rear pads on 03 FXSTi

New here guys and new to HD's, just got my first HD. Anyway I changed out the front pads no problem but after looking at the bike it looks like I will need to remove the rear wheel, is that correct? If so I guess I'm going to have to wait until I get a bike lift.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:23 PM
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Oh do those scissor type lift work pretty well? Are they stable?
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:56 PM
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You shouldn't need to remove rear wheel. On my FLST you make sure the piston is all the way in to get caliper off... If this is your problem.. scissor jack are good..

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Do you have a shop manual? If not get one.
Use a screwdriver or similar to pry a pad away from the disc. Remove the pin bolts and the pad you moved should drop out. Replace it with new pad. Reinstall pins, hit the brake pedal to reset that pad against the disc. Repeat above procedure for other pad. Be sure to get the pads all the way back against the caliper so you have room for the new pads to fit. And be careful with whatever you're using to pry with so you don't gouge the rotor!! Good Luck!
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No I don't have a shop manual yet. So you can do it without removing the caliper from the bike then? Looks like it would be pretty difficult to get to the pad closest to the wheel but I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
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