Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Florida's Space Coast, FL, USA
Re: HowTo? replace Rear Pads
I just replaced my pads this weekend. I didn't remove my rear wheel and don't know why anyone would unless there is some difference between an 00 and an 02 that I don't know about.
The rest of the instructions in the posted file are excellent and the pics are extra-excellent.
Another thing to be aware of.
If you or a previous owner have every added brake fluid, you can overflow the reservoir when you push the pistons back into the calipers. If the reservoir was at max when the pads were last replaced, and no fluid has been added, then the level should just come back to the max line.
And just in case you aren't aware, brake fluid destroys the paint on your bike, so be careful.
I also pull the caliper to inspect/clean the pistons, but you can replace the pads without removing the calipers if you want.
Great avitar, by the way. Are you a dead head?