Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Touring Models
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Touring Models Road King, Road King Custom, Road King Classic, Road Glide, Street Glide, Electra Glide, Electra Glide Classic, and Electra Glide Ultra Classic bikes.
Sponsored by: Fuel Moto USA

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-16-2012, 03:56 PM
mteed23 mteed23 is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Blackstone MA
Posts: 45
Default Rear caliper removal

So it's time for new pads on my 06 SG. I have never done a brake job on a bike before, however I am confident that I can. I just have a question. What do I have to do to get the rear caliper off to get to the pads?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-16-2012, 04:41 PM
honestbob's Avatar
honestbob honestbob is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: way down upon the Suwannee River
Posts: 3,900
Default

Take the two bolts that hold the caliper to the bracket off, it can be done by just removing the rear bolt and swinging the caliper up but it's easier if you take the caliper completly off. Also take the top of your fluid resivoir off and put rags around it to catch any fluid that will overflow when you push the piston back. Just a note, for around $50 you can get a Harley mataintance manual. worth the price.
__________________
life member Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association ,Life member Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, PGR Rider, TET-68 survivor, Iron Butt rider, Expert Shit burner and Alexs and Elis grandpa. " RIDE, BOLDLY RIDE" the shade replied- "IF YOU SEEK FOR ELDORADO!"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-16-2012, 04:48 PM
soos's Avatar
soos soos is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 4,662
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mteed23 View Post
So it's time for new pads on my 06 SG. I have never done a brake job on a bike before, however I am confident that I can. I just have a question. What do I have to do to get the rear caliper off to get to the pads?
Replacing the pads does NOt require removing the rear caliper. The pads are replaced simply by retracting the pistons to allow for ample room to unbolt the pads and remove them. BTW, removing the rear caliper requires removing the rear wheel. You do however remove the front calipers.

You loosen the rear brake master cylinder cover and insert a putty knife between the brakepad and rotor and ease the pad back and the pistons behind it will compress into the caliper. You do this to both pads. Then loosen and remove the pad pins.You will need a 1/4" 12 point socket to remove the pad pins. Pull out the pads and replace with new pads paying attention to the shape of the inner and outer pads making sure that you replace the old pads with the new one that are the same shape. Reinstall the pins and seat the pads by depressing the brake pedal. Check your fluid level and reinstall master cylinder cover. Where is Blackstone MA?

PS: Do yourself a favor and take a file and chamfer the leading edge of the new brake pads, usually 3 sides, the left, right and bottom. This will help in eliminating the possibility of your new pads squealing.
__________________


My bike has FOOTBOARDS and my F150 has FLOORBOARDS.

You wanna make someone's day? When you are out on a ride, stop at a kid's roadside lemonade stand. Then try to decide whose day was really made.

Last edited by soos; 03-16-2012 at 06:38 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-16-2012, 04:55 PM
mkguitar mkguitar is offline
Extreme HDF Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 10,159
Default

-remove the caliper, do not let it hang by or stress the hose, if you need to leave it, use a piece of wire to hang it, or other wise leave it supported.

a satisfying brake job requires that you remove the pad, then give the area a good cleaning before the new pads are positioned, do not use metal tools to push the pad or on the brake rotor ( disk).

pushing the pistons back into the bore will displace fluid back toward the reservoir- or, I crack the bleeder valve and push the pistons in, closing the bleeder while under positive pressure to prevent air from entering the system.
This expels the dirtiest fluid

the pins need to be clean and lubed ( I think the H-D kit comes with new pins)

and an anti-squeak applied to the back of the pads.

brakes squeak when the pads vibrate in place, the RTV -like anti squeak will absorb or resist vibration


If you have not done a brake job on your car, you may want to get help

mike
__________________
The smarter you spend- the more bikes you can buy!

Last edited by mkguitar; 03-16-2012 at 05:00 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-16-2012, 05:46 PM
mteed23 mteed23 is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Blackstone MA
Posts: 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mkguitar View Post
-remove the caliper, do not let it hang by or stress the hose, if you need to leave it, use a piece of wire to hang it, or other wise leave it supported.

a satisfying brake job requires that you remove the pad, then give the area a good cleaning before the new pads are positioned, do not use metal tools to push the pad or on the brake rotor ( disk).

pushing the pistons back into the bore will displace fluid back toward the reservoir- or, I crack the bleeder valve and push the pistons in, closing the bleeder while under positive pressure to prevent air from entering the system.
This expels the dirtiest fluid

the pins need to be clean and lubed ( I think the H-D kit comes with new pins)

and an anti-squeak applied to the back of the pads.

brakes squeak when the pads vibrate in place, the RTV -like anti squeak will absorb or resist vibration


If you have not done a brake job on your car, you may want to get help

mike

That's the thing though I HAVE done many brake jobs on cars . It just looked a little different to me so I wanted to ask to avoid unnecessary agrivation
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-16-2012, 05:49 PM
mteed23 mteed23 is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Blackstone MA
Posts: 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by soos View Post
Where is Blackstone MA?[/I][/B]
Blackstone is a little old mill town on the blackstone river just north of the Woonsocket rhode island border
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 05:49 PM
 
 
 
P
Reply


Tags
cailber, caliper, harley, harydavidson, piston, rear, remove, removing, top


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join HDForums

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 AM.


Internet Brands, Inc.