Brake Pad Replacement

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by UncleRon, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. UncleRon

    UncleRon Member

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    I'm ordering Lyndall Z Plus pads for the Heritage. I've studied
    the service manual and searched this site the best I can.
    ( Did see caliper maintainence Glider posted. ) I've never
    changed brakes and would really like to know a little more
    before I get into this. For instance everything I can read talks
    about pistons but , if you've never seen one .......
    Is there any site ya'll know of with a few more pictures ?
    No , not that kind of pictures :)
    Thanks.
    Unk
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If you are doing work on your bike, it's recommended that you have the HD factory manual before starting anything. It will give you a pretty good idea of how to R&R brakes on the bike. Clean the pistons like you saw in that post.
     
  3. UncleRon

    UncleRon Member

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    Thanks Glider . The manual I referred to is the service
    manual. Someone as new to this as I am would be totally
    lost without it.
    Thanks again.
    Unk
     
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    glider Veteran Member

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  5. The Bad Man's Angel

    The Bad Man's Angel Active Member

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    I installed the Lyndal Gold pads on my 06 XL883L (by myself), took about 45min. and I'm very happy with the results.
     
  6. UncleRon

    UncleRon Member

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    Thanks Again ,
    The photos were better than any I've found.
    Glad you are happy with your Lyndall pads Angel
    but you'd have to know me -- It takes me more
    than 45 minutes to open the package :D
    Ride safe.
    Unk
     
  7. SeaRider04

    SeaRider04 Active Member

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    Is there a +/- on Lyndal pads compares to HD pads?. I need a rear set for mine soon.
     
  8. UncleRon

    UncleRon Member

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    SeaRider
    Everything I can read about Lyndall pads sugest they are easier
    on the rotors, wear longer , and have no dust. I'm a newbie so you
    should consider the source but either the large majority of forum
    members recommend Lyndall or there is one h*ll of a marketing
    conspiracy :)
    Unk
     
  9. The Bad Man's Angel

    The Bad Man's Angel Active Member

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    Only +'s , no dust (big plus with wire spoke wheels) quieter and much better breaking.