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Brake Pad Question
I'm replacing the pads on the rear of my 1200A tonight. I pulled the pads out and they look a little different than the EBC #FA69/3 that I bought.

My old pads have a thin metal backing that looks like it maybe it should come off, but I dont want to force it and bend it.

Am I supposed to remove this piece (see picture) of the old pads, or just install the new ones as they are?

ALso, I plan on Lubing the pins, anything else I should watch for? Seems pretty straight forward once I figure out about this piece on the back of the old pad.

See pictures.

[Image: Pads1.JPG]

[Image: Pads2.JPG]

Thanks!
Dale
Mesa, Arizona
1985 Aspencade
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#1 10-12-2007, 07:14 PM,
Never seen the plate behind the pad before I think its riveted on before the pad is bonded to the plate. It doesnt show anything on the parts fiche other than the pad. It would show up as a part if it was meant to be reused.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#2 10-12-2007, 08:03 PM,
tricky Wrote:Never seen the plate behind the pad before I think its riveted on before the pad is bonded to the plate. It doesnt show anything on the parts fiche other than the pad. It would show up as a part if it was meant to be reused.

Thanks Tricky,
I have not see one quite like this either.

Here is a picture that shows the part number of the pads coming off.

[Image: Pads3.JPG]

Also, look at this next picture... Lets pretend the stick between the pads is my rotor. The back sides of the pads that contact the piston are almost the same thinkness for the old and the new. Meaning I wont have to push my pistons back on the caliper very much. On most vehicles I have worked on you have to push the piston almost all the way back in with new pads just to get it them over the rotor? My pistons with these old pads are out 1/2 inch (give or take a tad) and like I said I wont need to push it back in much. Does that sound right?

[Image: Pads5.JPG]

I'm probably making this much more complicated than need be.
Dale
Mesa, Arizona
1985 Aspencade
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#3 10-12-2007, 08:58 PM,
Clean those pistons thoroughly before pushing them back into the caliper other wise you will be doing a brake job again and not too long in the future.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#4 10-13-2007, 05:44 AM,
tricky Wrote:Clean those pistons thoroughly before pushing them back into the caliper other wise you will be doing a brake job again and not too long in the future.



Hmmmmm...learn something new every day!!!!

guess I be doing them again soon
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#5 10-13-2007, 07:34 AM,
Thanks again Tricky, your a big help with this group. I appriciate it.

Its all back together now, so off I will go for my test drive. Big Grin
Dale
Mesa, Arizona
1985 Aspencade
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#6 10-13-2007, 10:19 AM,
The old pads are honda oem. Back when I did my first brake job on my wing , honda wanted $30 per pad. That's $180 just for the pads back and front.
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#7 10-13-2007, 01:37 PM,
Some models of Goldwing had metal shims behind the brake pads, I think the original idea was to prevent squealing brakes. I don't know that any pads are made now with the shim, it didn't really do much good. When cleaning the pistons prior to pushing them back into the caliper lube them with brake fluid to make them go easier and help prevent the dust seal from sticking to the piston surface and tearing.

One thing your pictures show is that your caliper is free and moving well since both pads are about the same thickness.
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#8 10-13-2007, 05:29 PM,
Thanks Exavid,
Got everything all back together and went for a test ride. All appears to be good. I was able to stop at all the stop lights and before hitting my garage door. Tongue :lol:
Dale
Mesa, Arizona
1985 Aspencade
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#9 10-13-2007, 05:44 PM,
Kind of late now but I hope you lubed the pistons where they meet the brake pads, it helps in the break in process and helps to keep the noise down. Use only special high temp disk brake grease.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#10 10-14-2007, 06:37 AM,
admin Wrote:Kind of late now but I hope you lubed the pistons where they meet the brake pads, it helps in the break in process and helps to keep the noise down. Use only special high temp disk brake grease.

Hi Vic,
Its never too Late. Smile Thanks for the suggestion.
I did lube the pistions before I installed the pads. Big Grin
I had read it on another post, probably one of yours.

Thanks
Dale
Mesa, Arizona
1985 Aspencade
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#11 10-14-2007, 08:50 AM,
Sounds like you did a top notch brake job Dale, well done.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#12 10-14-2007, 09:58 AM,


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