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Old 04-11-2007, 08:17 AM   #1
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Question Changing brakes???

Is it hard to change brakes for a ninja 250? I need to get them changed ASAP but really don't know how to do it. Never done it on a bike before. please help
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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not at all. do you need the frotns or rears changed?
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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i need the front pads changed.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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it's not really any different than a car - basically lift the vehicle, remove the wheel, remove the pads, push back the pistons, replace the pads...installation is reverse of removal....you'll find that it's easier to do than on a car probably. definately consult a service manual.
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...lift the vehicle, remove the wheel...
Does a Ninja have to have the wheel removed to get to the brakes? If you can get the caliper(s) off without wheel removal, it's a snap.
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o yea, now that i think of it, you're probably right, just remove the caliper bolts...job is now even easier!
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+1, just remove the calipers, remove the reservoir cap and make sure to put a rag to catch any overflow.(brake fluid will remove paint), push in piston evenly and insert new pads. reinstall caliper. Repeat if equiped with dual discs and replace reservoir cap and pump lever till pads make good contact. Fill reservoir to correct level if needed, Follow correct break-in procedures.
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+1, just remove the calipers, remove the reservoir cap and make sure to put a rag to catch any overflow.(brake fluid will remove paint), push in piston evenly and insert new pads. reinstall caliper. Repeat if equiped with dual discs and replace reservoir cap and pump lever till pads make good contact. Fill reservoir to correct level if needed, Follow correct break-in procedures.

yeah.. what he ^^^^ said!
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remove the reservoir cap and make sure to put a rag to catch any overflow

i always forget that rag until i start pushing the pistons back and hear the sound of brake fluid hitting concrete.
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i always forget that rag until i start pushing the pistons back and hear the sound of brake fluid hitting concrete.

use a turkey baster. and suck some of the fluid out as you push the pistons back in the calipers.. get rid of it and refill with clean brake fluid as needed.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:16 PM   #12
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have you check the FAQ at ninja250.com? I think I remember there being something about that there.

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