Hats off to the MoCo for redsigning the rear brake caliper,putting rear pads on are a snap,this is the second thing that i have found to be easier to replace than om my 01 RG,the first was the gas tank
never changed my brakes... am I guessing from your post correctly that you have to remove the front tire to replace the front pads?
I had to remove one of my front calipers to get my front wheel off to take it in for a tire change. For those with single disc brakes it should be easier. You can take the caliper off with 2 bolts. Not that big of an issue.never changed my brakes... am I guessing from your post correctly that you have to remove the front tire to replace the front pads?
I almost never use my rear brake. The rear would only come in handy on an emergency grab a handful situation. I've had one instance this year and was pleased with the result. The ABS works!I don't think I'll ever have to replace the rear pads since I never use them since there is absolutely NO stopping power to be had with them! I was shocked recently when I applied the rear brake without the front and it felt like nothing was happening. Anyone else notice this?
I'm coming off a much lighter BMW that had ABS brakes that were unbelievable (it's the like the hand of God coming down and stopping the bike!) so maybe it's just that along with the much heavier RGC, but it was a little unnerving. The good news is the front brakes work very well and I do have ABS on my RGC.
So with the exception of extremely slow maneuvering (where using the front brakes is a sure recipe for a dropped bike!) I don't see me using the rear brake too much!
Did not remove wheel to replace pads spread the pads out as far as they will go the caliper came right offIs there a trick to removing the rear caliper? Mine does not clear the wheel. Tried jacking it up but the brake assembly goes with the wheel (duh). The top of the caliper hits the rim and will not allow it to clear the disk. Err this should be the simple part.
2011 Ultra with abs. Stock mags for the ultra.
Ha...and just because a brain sergens tools are special grade SS (shinny) doesn't mean a hammer is not a hammer or scapel is not a knifeThe trick turned out to be a standard shop practice. I forced it. A harder tug was all it took. I keep forgetting that working on Harleys is not a delicate operation.