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Old 06-02-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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Thumbs up BRAKES WENT OUT !!!!! HELP Please.

3 weeks ago when i bought my 04 gsxr bike, guy gave me rear break pads and said it needs to be replaced soon. But i rarely use my rear break so thinking i wouldnt need it anyways. I just set it aside.

I got a New rear tire installed today and on my way home my rear breaks totally went out. I can work on cars all day but 2 wheels are new to me. I was wondering if replacing the tire could have possibly anything to do with the breaks?

** Also if there is an online tutorial or help changing Rear Break Pads. I do most of my car work at home. Why not do bike work as well **

Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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Take it to Motorcycles Unlimited? I use both brakes all the time
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:36 AM   #3
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The back brakes are like a car you might just have alot of air in the line bleed it and see what happens
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:41 AM   #4
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thewingo: im in memorial and Motorcycles Unlimited is a bit of a ride. Kinda makes me nervous to get on high way without NO Rare Breaks. I atleast want to change the pads before riding it.

theonepr83: I will try that in morning but HAVING NO BREAKS? if it was tight or slugish i would expect. no?
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:41 AM   #5
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i wouldnt worry about it. i dont have any back brake at all,never use it
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:44 AM   #6
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ok Let me ADD THIS AS WELL: My Front fork barings are going out as well. so everytime i use front breaks ONLY my bike jerks a little.

SO YES PAD TUTORIAL ANYBODY?
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ok Let me ADD THIS AS WELL: My Front fork barings are going out as well. so everytime i use front breaks ONLY my bike jerks a little.

SO YES PAD TUTORIAL ANYBODY?
replace the bearing.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:46 AM   #8
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Pump the pedal a few times to build the pressure back up. Also, its spelled brakes.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:49 AM   #9
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Pump the pedal a few times to build the pressure back up. Also, its spelled brakes.
this is not spelling bee. some people spell from their phones.
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Pump the pedal a few times to build the pressure back up. Also, its spelled brakes.
Thank you so much IT WORKED !!!

But i would still like to do my rear break pads myself. Please direct me to any Online Piturial or Tutorial you know of.

And im using my Iphone. so typo!
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:42 AM   #11
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DO NOT try to fix your brakes yourself, unless you know EXACTLY which brake fluid is currently in your brake lines. DOT3/4 are NOT compatible with DOT 5 brake fluid. DO NOT go by what the front and rear brake resevior caps say. KNOW what is in there.

If you dont know, do not add anything! Take it to a shop, and let them completely purge the brake system, and redo from there. If you cannot afford it, hopefully someone here can step up.

I would highly recommend staying OFF the bike, until it is properly serviced.

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Old 06-02-2011, 02:49 AM   #12
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sorry if its a little "Captain Obvious" but sometimes its the little stuff that kills ya, by a simple mistake, that no one thought to look at.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:03 AM   #13
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front forks have bearings? I've been all up in a fork, even on an '04 gsxr 600, and have yet to find a bearing.


There's nothing to changing pads on a rear brake. The only difficult step is that the rear wheel has to be removed to access the pads. Get a service manual for your bike, there are several places on the net to download the manual for that bike for free (, I might have a copy somewhere....I still have an '04 gsxr trackturd) and you should be fine.


On a side note, you really shouldn't be using the rear brakes on a sportbike unless in an emergency situation.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:07 AM   #14
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He is talking about the steering stem bearings. Like popo said, the service manuals can be downloaded for free. Google "free service manual GSXR 600 2004 " The rear pads are very easy to change out.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:08 AM   #15
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pftt I use both brakes po po.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:09 AM   #16
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I just hope OP is not riding around relying mainly on his rear brake. If you are, then let me you right now..
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:11 AM   #17
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3 weeks ago when i bought my 04 gsxr bike, guy gave me rear break pads and said it needs to be replaced soon. But i rarely use my rear break so thinking i wouldnt need it anyways. I just set it aside.

I got a New rear tire installed today and on my way home my rear breaks totally went out. I can work on cars all day but 2 wheels are new to me. I was wondering if replacing the tire could have possibly anything to do with the breaks?

** Also if there is an online tutorial or help changing Rear Break Pads. I do most of my car work at home. Why not do bike work as well **

Thank you in advance.
Im guessing he is not
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:17 AM   #18
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You should had the rear pads replaced when you did the rear tire... you were already there just put new pads!

Now... you said that you work on cars right??? well.. you know every time you do brakes on a car wheather is chaning pads or bleeding the brakes YOU HAVE TO PUMP THE BRAKE PEDALS TO BUILD PRESSURE...

I can see what happened here...
-someone changed the tire
-then they open the pads a little to put the tire back on
-didn't put pressure on the rear brakes
- took off on the bike with out using the rear brakes untill BOOM! no brakes... so yes... there was no pressure and that will cause your brakes not to work.

so.. what did we learn today? always pump your brakes after working on your bike to make sure that YOU ARE GOING TO STOP before you get on the road...

Oh and another thing.. always google/learn before you take anything apart (you have to know what you're doing or something is going to go really wrong...) glad it wasn't the front brakes.
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He is talking about the steering stem bearings.
Ah. That makes sense.

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pftt I use both brakes po po.
And I fart in elevators. Just because you do it, doesn't mean its right.
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i take it whoever replaced the tire did not bother to test ride it.
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