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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Front Brake Pad Prep

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Replacing my front brake pads. They're darn near to the plate.

So when replacing the pads with stock ones, do you need to chamfer the edges of the friction materials to reduce chatter? Or similarly do you need to put anything between the pad and piston to reduce chatter? Back in the day the chamferring would reduce squeal.

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I just replace the pads straight up.

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No, straight forward just do, the calibers are tricky to clear fender, don't lossen what doesn't need to be! place towels @ tank & @ m cyclinder, fill back to 1/8 from top on lean
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I put a little bit of disc brake lube on the back of the pads.


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I put a little bit of disc brake lube on the back of the pads.
+1. That can be purchased at any auto parts store. Actually put some on any metal to metal surface but DO NOT get any on the rotor.

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I Never put any disc brakes on with out using brake quiet on the rear.

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I like to use brake kleen on the brake pistons before putting in new pads. Here is a good resource.
http://www.lyndallbrakes.com/service-tech/
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Good little read HogPro, chance to say the OM is slightly different, the MC cover should be lossened and tank/fender covered....and I aways hang the front caliber or (s) with wire (frees up a beer hand), use the old pad the clamp against and so on.....the Golds always have extra mils of paint on the back which puts you to the test but the best!
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