Brake’s you’re Opinion

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ShagNasty, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. ShagNasty

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    It is time for a new back tire, 11000 miles. I am thinking about why not go ahead and put on new back brakes? The ones on the bike are ok, but will need to be replaced sooner or later. Anybody ever do all this at tire changing or do you just wait till you have to have them?
     
  2. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    How many miles on the brake pads?
     
  3. ShagNasty

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  4. Drumrguy

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    Brake pads are cheap and if you already got the tire and the caliper off go ahead and change them. Certainly cannot hurt.
     
  5. whatyardwork

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    A good idia with those miles.At 4 years old you may want to think about flushing the brake fluid as well.
     
  6. Texas_Biker

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    Yes! do this at this time now.
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Whatyardwork is spot on...4 years and 11,000 miles for basically $60 worth of materials is easily a bargain for what they do.

    Makes sure you clean the external parts as much as possible 1st with clear water over rags, then then look in the self help section for inspecting, replacing the pads and finally flush and bleed the brake fluid for good measure and test for crisp "feel" and strong brake action, before road testing.
     
  8. jaceddie

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    Wow! 5000 miles on the rear tire? Hobbit, you must be slowing down as you get older. :rofl