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Advise On Changing Brake Pad

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Going to replace my brake pads on the beastie for the first time. I will use EBC pads going away from Harley pads, hopefully slowing wear on the rotors.

I watch a few video’s on YouTube one replacing OME pads and using brake lube on the back of the brake pads and another where they cleaned the calliper the just put the pads in without lubing them.

Question: Do I need to lube the back of the pads and pad-pin to stop brake noise or is it ok just to put the new pads in after cleaning the callipers?
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I don't think I've ever lubed the back of mc brake pads. Never had an issue. Cars,, I always do.

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I install them clean and dry. Always clean the area of any contact points.


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Nope, have had to lightly sand down the powder ct on the back of pad though
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it isn't hard to put a little pad grease on there. would you rather install them dry, and then find you have to do the job over because you get squeal, or take an extra minute and put some on?

i know my answer.
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it isn't hard to put a little pad grease on there. would you rather install them dry, and then find you have to do the job over because you get squeal, or take an extra minute and put some on?

i know my answer.
I assume your telling to grease the back of the pads then?????


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well, i would.

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Never even thought about not greasing the back.

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Thanks Guys for the input;
I just received some Permatex Ultra caliper lube from my brother who's in the UK (hard to get in Bulgaria or equivalent) so I'll use it. Rather put some lube on the pads and has Skratch said than do the job twice.


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