changing brake pads

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changing brake pads

Postby spot » Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:58 am

I am a bit trepidous about posting in here because the few flakes of wisdom which have settled in my bonce have no doubt been well buried under snowdrifts of the stuff in a lot of others. But everyone starts somewhere so its just possible this tip may help some unfortunate soul with even less expertise than me!

When you replace brake pads it helps to remove the lid on the reservoir to let a bit of pressure of so that the pads dont keep springing back and shuting the gap!

It also helps to turn the handlebars so that the reservoir is high up first and when you mop up the spilt fluid cos you didnt it is important not to use swmbos favourite tea towel 8-[

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Re: changing brake pads

Postby gogs01 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:35 pm

Just read your tips, and can relate to them having gone through the mopping up spilt fluid thing in the past.
I wonder how you found out that the use of the favourite tea towel is not the best idea ??.......
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Re: changing brake pads

Postby Baldyonekenobi » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:42 pm

Ever used her favourite hairdressing scissors to cut some insulation when changing a plug? Not recommended. The things she wanted to cut were softer and involved a rusty hacksaw blade.

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