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MMMmmm worn out brake pads

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Well i finally decided to replace the stock 2004 brake pads on my bike :banghead: I swear to god they have 200 hours plus on them, i just dont use the front brakes that much, im more of a lock up the back and slide it around kind of guy. Anyways, thought i would show you some pictures of some really thin brake pads. How much further to go till i hit the wear line? :banghead:

new pad compared to old

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the old pin

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face of the old pad

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believe it or not, the old pads stoped me just fine:thumbsup: 2 quick questions though, How do you get the pistons to go back in? i tried brying them back in but the wont budge :) i squeezed the brake a little and the move then, so they are not seized.

How much torque on the caliper bolts? i was thinking maybe 120 inch pounds

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there fine.. haha i removed a pair from a guys bike that metal housing itself was hitting against the rotor..

master reservoir cap removed? sometimes there a fight but keep trying..

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haha yea thats why i replaced them, i was getting scared the metal housing would wreck my rotor. No i didn't take the cap off, if i do that will i need to bleed my brakes?

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take off the brake fluid reservoir cap and push the piston back in. just remember to pump your brakes before riding!

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the best was when i went to buy my current RM pulled out onto a gravel road doing 80km/h pull the front brake lever, no stoppage, more, more ,more to the bar, no stoppage! then repeat on rear !

Stupid me didn't look both front and back were worn down to steel on both sides. I wish i had pictures!

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Alrright, i managed to snap a screw driver bit trying to the the cap off, which then proceeded to strip the screw head :usa: after being in there for 5 years it didnt want to come out! so i had to carefully drill it out, and when i got the cap off there was no brake fluid in there, so i figured it was cause my brakes were compressed. Got the pistons all the way back, and still no brake fluid in there :thumbsup: I always thought it was supposed to be full. Should i go get some brake fluid and fill it up? or is it fine?

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Or 5.1......a little tougher. If the res is totally dry and there is air in the hole at the bottom, you need to bleed your brake line and get all of the air out. lol you really must barely use them, they feel like crap when they even have a little air in them.

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