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Old 05-20-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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im about to put some new breaks on my bike. Is there anything i need to know as far as the DO's AND Dont's?

I did my rear breaks last time but when i was done they did not seem to want to release the rotor much after squeezing them. I dont know why it still had that much pressure on it. that was a few mos. ago and they need to be change already

Now i want to do it right
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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I'd use brakes instead
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:49 AM   #3
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When I do breaks I go outside and smoke a cigarette, maybe read a book for a little while
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:52 AM   #4
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that what soooo helpful really j/k

i cant spell so what!!!!
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im about to put some new breaks on my bike. Is there anything i need to know as far as the DO's AND Dont's?

I did my rear breaks last time but when i was done they did not seem to want to release the rotor much after squeezing them. I dont know why it still had that much pressure on it. that was a few mos. ago and they need to be change already

Now i want to do it right
This time, flush/bleed the brake fluid with some nice clean (new bottle) dot 3 or 4 (they mix, but use whatever the res cap says), and use an old toothbrush and brake parts cleaner to clean the pistons, then use a very slight amount of brake fluid to lube the pistons before pressing them back in the caliper (spray any excess off with brake parts cleaner after pressing them back in). A clean/healthy/air free brake system is a happy brake system.
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Get someone that knows what they are doing, not just says they do when you do your first.

Its a safety system. If the bike doesnt stop we'll be hosting a memorial ride.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:17 PM   #10
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Its a safety system. If the bike doesnt stop we'll be hosting a memorial ride.
+1 but -1 on reminding me of memorial rides. Almost had one last night
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but that make lots of sense, i had not done anything to the brake system since i baught the bike over 2years ago
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yep clean all the dirt off the caliper, use a little(little dammit thats too much) of the fluid on the piston before pushing it back in, use the old pads and a c clamp if its one sided and if its a 2 sided or dual caliper then use a large screwdriver with the pads in place and open the caliper replace the pads, use new dot fluid and flush the brake system on the part your putting new pads on, then bleed that system. there is a difference tween flushing and bleeding, but a bleed may not be needed if you flush it correctly
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Scotch Bright pads and brake cleaner on rotors while you are at it.
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Get you some brake clean, a C-clamp, a flat bar, and some DOT 3, and if you feel like splurging get one of those 99 cent packets of brake lube from where ever and get down to it......If your not sure call someone or take it somewhere......Its not worth messing around with your brakes since they do provide stopping power.....but, who needs brakes anyways, just lean more.......BTW, I feel like I say this on every brake thread but here it goes.........DO NOT get brake fluid on ANYTHING painted or plastic.....It ruins stuff real quick....Oh yeah and make sure they work before you go and ride.....You would think that last part was common sense but you never know these days.
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yea I saw an obit for Mr. C Sense, last week in the paper the chronicle I think it was
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