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Old 11-30-2012, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bonneville rear brake job

Well I bought a bike a few weeks ago a want to get it ready for the spring. The brakes and rotor on the back are shot so I am replacing. I am going to drop the back wheel to replace the rotor. Looking for any tips or Gotcha's I need to watch out for. I was looking at the EBC rotor and brake pads for replacement.
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Well I bought a bike a few weeks ago a want to get it ready for the spring. The brakes and rotor on the back are shot so I am replacing. I am going to drop the back wheel to replace the rotor. Looking for any tips or Gotcha's I need to watch out for. I was looking at the EBC rotor and brake pads for replacement.
Clean up the caliper, Spiegler braided lines are a nice upgrade and of course a fresh dose of DOT4 fluid will do nicely... You should consider brake line and fluid replacement for the front too... It's not that expensive. and the Spiegler lines are a much higher quality than the stock ones...

Some folks like using the organic pads on the rear, as they have less bite and are hard to lock up... I've always used the sintered metal HH pads on both ends and haven't had a problem...

And yes, EBC is good stuff...
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Prop's brake pad replacement thread can't be beat. Lots of photos and advice:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...placement.html
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HH pads may give more "bite" than you want. It's an individual taste thing.

The Haynes manual is very helpful for jobs of this kind.

You might consider "quick bleeder" valves/plugs from Newbonneville.com. These make brake bleeding so much faster, cleaner and easier because you can close the valve with the bleed line still attached. These are a permanent installation and simply replace the OEM plugs.
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