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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2012, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Pad thickness???

The limits listed in the 09' Service Manual are 0.4mm = 0.016"
I have just been trying to make sense out of the measurements listed in my 09' Service Manual and something doesn't jive.
Yesterday I went to Cascade Harley and measured the actual thickness of the front and rear new pads. Both measured 3mm. 3mm = 0.12". I think Harley got their cm and mm confused when they printed the manual or else they really mean that you can take the pads to the metal - almost. Me - I'm going to replace the pads at their half life = 1.5mm or 0.6"
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I don't know the answer off hand but the new brake pads are not very thick so so those measurements sound right. I replace the brake pads before they need to be replaced but it makes me feel better.


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look at yer decimal points ..

3 mm is .1181" or ruffly 12/100 of 1"

.4 mm ( less than one half of one mm ) is .0157" or 1 and a half /100 of one inch

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Jack - what'd I say?

What's wrong with my decimal points or measurements?

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you say new is three millimeters .12"

and the wear limit is point four millimeters .016"

3mm is quite a bit more than four tenths of one millimeter

.12 is way more than .016

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OOPS !!!!! 1.5mm = 0.06"

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its your bike , replace them when you feel its necessary and before they are into the rotor and dont worry about the measurements , sometimes you can over think something .

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its your bike , replace them when you feel its necessary and before they are into the rotor and dont worry about the measurements , sometimes you can over think something .

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They arent that difficult to change. You can take the rear caliper off without messing with the tire. I did my rear pads this past summer, havent needed to do the fronts yet. Just remember to do them BEFORE they become metal to metal

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