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Source for rear brakes
Hi guys

My Interstate will need new rear pads before spring gets here.....I want it to be ready to go when the snow melts. Is there a good source to order the pads from? What is a good brand of aftermarket pads for the 1200?

I've never changed the rears myself, but I want to do them this time. What all has to come off? I assume it is easier with the left side bag off? Any other tricks I need to know?

Thanks as always.....

#1 01-22-2007, 07:01 AM,
Purchase a genuine Honda Manual it will help you no end.

Brake Pad Replacement

NOTE: Always replace the brake pads in pairs to assure even disc pressure.

On Interstate and Aspencade, remove the left saddlebag Remove the caliper pivot and caliper bolts Loosen the front caliper bracket bottom bolt.
Remove the caliper from the bracket.

Thoroughly clean the pistons before pushing them back in otherwise you risk damaging the seals, if the pistons are badly pitted I would replace them along with the seals and any rubber dust seals that maybe cracked.
Might as well do the job properly.

Push the piston all the way in to provide clearance for new brake pads.
NOTE: Check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir as this operation causes the level to rise.

This stuff removes paint and fast

Remove the pad pin retainer and pull the pad pins out of the caliper.

This will no doubt require a good punch

Remove the brake pads

Install the new pads in the caliper.
Install one pad pin, then push the pads to compress the pad spring while you install the other pin.

Place the pad pin retainer over the pad pins. Push the retainer down to secure the pins.

Install the pad pin retainer bolt.

Install the caliper on the caliper bracket so the brake disc is positioned between the pads. Do not damage the pads.
Apply high-temperature silicone grease to the caliper pivot bolt, and insert the pivot bolt into the pivot bolt hole.
Do not tighten it yet.

I use never seize

Install the caliper bolt and tighten the caliper bolts.
Torque Values:
Caliper pivot bolt: 28 N.m (20 ft-lb)
Caliper bolt and bracket bottom bolt: 23 N.m (1 7 ft-lb)
Tighten the pad pin retainer bolt.

As far as a source, try J&P Cycles or check out the Parts Locator section
#2 01-22-2007, 08:12 AM,

Is the Honda manual a dealer item?

Sorry for so many stupid questions.

Thanks again

#3 01-22-2007, 10:06 AM,
It should be available at the Dealer but check on ebay, there is a none Honda manual available online that might help.

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#4 01-22-2007, 11:26 AM,
Thanks Tricky!!! Big Grin
#5 01-22-2007, 12:02 PM,

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