Author Topic: How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads  (Read 1400 times)

Offline PAULRIDES

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How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads
« on: March 05, 2016, 08:39:04 am »
Pictures tell the story of HOW NOT TO GET your money's worth out of Brake Pads. 
You get more miles if you don't check them, that's a How Not To Do It.  :groan  :banghead

Not too alarming, at least I did not damage rotor much.  :happyrider

Noticed when I changed rear tire on Burgman Scooter that Gonna Need New Pads at least before the next rear tire change (Car Tires Last a long time). OK, I did not heed warning and did not check regularly. That is the first How Not To Get More Miles Out of Pads.   

Noticed a bit of noise a couple times when backing Scooter into it's parking spot in basement that sounded like it might be brake pads grinding. Did not investigate the first couple times I heard that.  That is the second How Not To Get More Miles Out of Pads.

Finally,I did check the pads. Guess one could call that the best way NOT TO GET MAXIMUM USE (cause you will realize you need to replace them).

Pictures;
First one was to show thickness of pads. Blurred, but picture shows there AIN'T Much Thickness beyond the plate.
Second one shows a good deal of metal where there should be pad.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2016, 08:40:14 am by PAULRIDES »
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Re: How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 08:50:05 am »
Ouch.   I find having new ones on the shelf in plain view really helps the "remember to check" issue associated with old age and multiple concussions. :34
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Re: How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 08:55:14 am »
A  bit of information if you have never had a Scooter with a Parking Brake.

There are two pistons on the caliper. One screws out as it wears and has to do with the parking brake.  You can't spread the pads to get thee Caliper off the rotor. Usually not a problem as the parking brake handle is released.

However, if caliper does not easily come off with the parking brake released, it may help to release the adjustment screw (allen screw inside a lock nut on my Burgman 400) to give a bit more room to get caliper off.

Once Caliper is off, remove the pads. My Burgman 400 has two bolts (allen heads) that serve as pins thru holes in the pad plate that you remove and then the pads come out.

Of course you need to push the pistons back in, but you can't push the one dealing with the parking brake (it screws Out and you need to screw it back in). It has large Cross Slots (screwdriver type slots) that you can use a large screw driver to turn it clockwise to screw it back in. I used the end of a Flat File as a screwdriver because I did not have a screwdriver blade large enough.

PS: Good Ol' Curtie came to my rescue the first time I did a Scooter Rear Brake Pads (my Burgman 650). Heck I tried a clamp to push that dang screw in piston back in before I called Curtie for HEP.   :banghead

 
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Re: How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 08:57:57 am »
Quote: I find having new ones on the shelf in plain view really helps the "remember to check" issue associated with old age and multiple concussions. :34  Quote

As far as I know -  no concussions ???

I could blame it on old age (77 Yrs), but being Honest, I will call it Laziness.
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Re: How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 09:29:10 am »
Got your money's worth out of those.
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Re: How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 08:41:14 pm »
Early 4 wheel disc brakes on cars had similar twist/screw caliper pistons. Most auto parts stores should carry a multi tool that looks like a Lego. 
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Re: How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2016, 09:30:30 pm »
Early 4 wheel disc brakes on cars had similar twist/screw caliper pistons. Most auto parts stores should carry a multi tool that looks like a Lego.

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Re: How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2016, 05:16:13 am »
Disc OK?
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Re: How to NOT To GET Your Money's Worth from Brake Pads
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 08:49:34 am »
Disc OK?

OK by my standards.  :happyrider 
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