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Old 06-29-2008, 10:38 PM
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hey guys, i noticed today that my brakes are gettin down to the last bit, and was wondering just how hard it is to do a brake job on my 02 XL883C? i mean ive done plenty of brake jobs on cars, but not to sure on a motorcycle, thanks
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:41 PM
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Easy.&nbsp\\; Get a set of pads for the front and back, some brake cleaner and a bottle of fluid if you think you'll need it.&nbsp\\; Also get a service manual.&nbsp\\; Much simpler than a car. &nbsp\\;
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Not only much simpler than a car, Sporty brake pads are the easiest of the H-D's. You shouldn't have any problems at all.
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30 minute job, including a beer break between front and rear.
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Well ****... if their easier than a car then I should be able to do them in my sleep and still have time for a beer break.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:30 AM
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Use the aftermarket pads instead of the crappy HD ones
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Use the aftermarket pads instead of the crappy HD ones
+1 Lyndall pads are highly recommended, either the Z-Plus or Gold. Better stopping, longer lasting and NO Brake Dust.
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get the service manual... it'll make your life easier
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:31 PM
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well then, it seems like i will be doing a brake job on my sporty very soon, thanks guys
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be sure to get high temp brake pad grease for the back of the pads, to remove the caliper pegs you will need a 5mm rachet i belive, i know it is a 13point but i can not recall what one... if you can not figure it out, PM me and i will check in my shop for the right one for you... AHHH i can not belive i can not recall what size rachet that is!
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