BMW K bikes (Bricks)

You are not connected. Please login or register

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


1Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 7:51 am

Terry Dactyl

Terry Dactyl
active member
active member
Hello everyone. As you all know by now I'm new to all this, but, this week-end I am going to (drum roll) change the pads in both the front and rear brakes (ta dar!). Well, at least thats the plan! Took the front calipers off this morning (to have a look), with no real problems (er....good, I hear y'all say), but looking at the rear caliper,....er....like what do I do first? Un bolt the caliper, losen the brake line retainers, take the back wheel out, take the exhaust off, take the shock off? Blimey, how hard can it be? At the moment the rear brake is merely a movement of my foot, while my brain tells me 'yes, that's how to work the back brake' (I then carry on at the same speed, like Homer Bleeding Simpson!) Very Happy (I promise, I will buy a Haynes manual soon!). Terry.

By the way, I assume once I get all the calipers free, it's just a case of removing the pins, pushing the pistons back and putting the new pads in after giving everything a good clean, and a bit of copper slip?

    

2Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Re: Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 8:04 am

RicK G

RicK G
admin
admin
You don't need to take the exhaust of, just 2 x 10mm socket head bolts and off it comes.
Whats this buy a manual buy! buy! Have a hund around the download section after Crazy Frog has given you the password (you need to ask him) and download it here for nix. Also a Clymer and a factory manual.


__________________________________________________
"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

3Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Re: Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 8:12 am

K75cster

K75cster
Life time member
Life time member
I'd just have a look from the back 1st remove the 2 screws that hold on the rear guard they are above the number plate then inside the seat cowl undo the 2 nuts to loosen off the bit you cant see of the rear guard, then wiggle out the guard, remove the back wheel and then sit on it and have a good squiz at the caliper, remove the plastic cover and see the 2 pins that hold the pads in, they tap out the pads come up and the pistins can be seen to clean all insitu. then push em back stick new pads in and check for functionality, reassenble all you took apart, have a torch ready, they is in a dark place they is


__________________________________________________
Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

4Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 8:58 am

RT

RT
Life time member
Life time member
Easy Tezza, just don't, I say don't push the brake pedal when you have the old pads out and the new ones sitting on the floor ready.
Good luck
RT

    

5Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Re: Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 9:03 am

ReneZ

ReneZ
Life time member
Life time member
It might indeed be handy to loosen the rear wheel, but you don't need to take it out, just lean it against the exhaust. You can leave everything else in place then.


__________________________________________________
Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Give us a brake! Rain
BMW K1200GT - 2003 (ZK01223)
    

6Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Re: Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 9:05 am

Guest

avatar
Guest
And don't forget that spacer!

    

7Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Re: Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 9:42 am

Terry Dactyl

Terry Dactyl
active member
active member
Nice one guys! Will let you know how I get on (unless they find me sat in the corner foaming at the mouth, with a vacant look in my eyes, saying 'it's ok, theres nothing to worry about, it's just a brake caliper, that's all, oh, hello grandma, what are you doing here, have you come to change my nappy?' Very Happy

    

8Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Re: Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 10:50 am

japuentes

japuentes
Life time member
Life time member
Hi there, if you are only going to replace the pads there is no need to remove anything (but the panniers if you have them) just the pins.
Best regards
JAP

    

9Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Re: Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 11:02 am

Terry Dactyl

Terry Dactyl
active member
active member
Japuentes - gotcha! Sounds like a plan to me that does. Will try that first! Tar

    

10Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Re: Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 12:32 pm

ReneZ

ReneZ
Life time member
Life time member
IIRC one of the pins can't be removed completely because of the rear shock. You might be lucky/have a different shock.


__________________________________________________
Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Give us a brake! Rain
BMW K1200GT - 2003 (ZK01223)
    

11Back to top Go down   Give us a brake! Empty Re: Give us a brake! Thu May 31, 2012 12:49 pm

japuentes

japuentes
Life time member
Life time member
@ReneZ wrote:IIRC one of the pins can't be removed completely because of the rear shock. You might be lucky/have a different shock.

Hi Rene, mine is a K100RS ABS and I´ve done it with the original shock and with the current one (progressive 465-1101). Reckon it was easier with the original but still doable.
Best regards
JAP

    

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum