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    Fitting new pads question.
    on: Apr 02, 2019, 06.45 pm
    Apr 02, 2019, 06.45 pm
    Evening/morning all
    I've got some new pads to fit to my CT X. As they have more meat on them, I'll have to open the gap by pushing the pistons back in to the caliper. Now on none ABS bikes, screwdriver between pads and twist them out. But as the CT has an ABS pump, do I open the bleed nipple a little as I push the piston in, or is there a more cunning way ?
    Thanks in advance Hombres.

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    Re: Fitting new pads question.
    Reply #1 on: Apr 02, 2019, 09.56 pm
    Apr 02, 2019, 09.56 pm
    Not sure if the attachment will help.  Hope so. 

    Mike

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    Re: Fitting new pads question.
    Reply #2 on: Apr 02, 2019, 10.15 pm
    Apr 02, 2019, 10.15 pm
    It's very useful  info MZ. thank you.
    But I just need to know if it's OK to push the pistons of the caliper in manually  ? To allow the new pads to fit.
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    Re: Fitting new pads question.
    Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2019, 12.31 am
    Apr 03, 2019, 12.31 am
    Remove some fluid from the reservoirs then you can push the pistons back. 

    Good time to flush the system too as per manual.


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    Re: Fitting new pads question.
    Reply #4 on: Apr 03, 2019, 05.32 am
    Apr 03, 2019, 05.32 am
    Thanks Fredz,
    I now have a plan. Nice job for Saturday.
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    Re: Fitting new pads question.
    Reply #5 on: Apr 03, 2019, 12.45 pm
    Apr 03, 2019, 12.45 pm
    I put a touch of copper slip on them, loosened the fluid reservoir cap, and just pushed them back in. They were much easier than some I've done  :028:

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    Re: Fitting new pads question.
    Reply #6 on: Apr 03, 2019, 08.08 pm
    Apr 03, 2019, 08.08 pm
    Thanks Slidy,
    that's what I'll do. Just needed to confirm that a pushing in of the worn pads won't  screw up the ABS pump.

    Good to see you kept the bike. Loving mine, went DCT !
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    Re: Fitting new pads question.
    Reply #7 on: Apr 03, 2019, 09.26 pm
    Apr 03, 2019, 09.26 pm
    You shouldnt push fluid up to master cylinder as any crap can get pushed into the ABS  so loosen bleed nipple and let fluid drain out of nipple when pushing pads to retract the pistons

     



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