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    Help Me Find Front Brake Pad Replacement Video
    on: Aug 22, 2021, 02.57 pm
    Aug 22, 2021, 02.57 pm
    Can someone point me to a video of how to change the front brake pads on my VFR12X?

    I have been searching the forum and You Tube but can’t locate one.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Help Me Find Front Brake Pad Replacement Video
    Reply #1 on: Aug 22, 2021, 07.17 pm
    Aug 22, 2021, 07.17 pm
    There are 2 bolts per side needing a 12mm socket to remove the caliper and the slider pen you can remove wit an 8mm socket (tip: just loosen that one before removing the caliper).
    Push the pads a bit up on the side of the slide pen when removing it en now the pads will fall out. One pad has a plate on the back to prevent whistling wile braking, you need to put that back on the new pads.
    Take a plastic brush and some degreaser and clean the pistons real good before pushing them back in and then clean the whole caliper before working your way back with the new pads.
    When this explanation is not enough i would reconsider your plan working on one of the most important parts of your bike yourself  :038:

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    Re: Help Me Find Front Brake Pad Replacement Video
    Reply #2 on: Aug 22, 2021, 08.56 pm
    Aug 22, 2021, 08.56 pm
    Ray, thank you for your response, except for the last line.  Snark unnecessary.

    I have done all of the maintenance on my bike to date, including installing Mcruise cruise control myself a couple of weeks ago.

    Since there were no responses, I did the job myself this morning.  Nothing difficult about it.

    That said…. I still would have liked to watch a video if one existed.  You never know on different bikes what little “gotchas” can be avoided by watching it done.

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    Re: Help Me Find Front Brake Pad Replacement Video
    Reply #3 on: Aug 22, 2021, 10.22 pm
    Aug 22, 2021, 10.22 pm
    Sorry that you think about the last sentence that way because it's quite serious, i did try to soften it down with a wink smiley.

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    Re: Help Me Find Front Brake Pad Replacement Video
    Reply #4 on: Aug 22, 2021, 10.51 pm
    Aug 22, 2021, 10.51 pm
    No worries.  Thank you for your response.

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    Re: Help Me Find Front Brake Pad Replacement Video
    Reply #5 on: Aug 23, 2021, 08.31 pm
    Aug 23, 2021, 08.31 pm
    i agree about videos.In the "olden days" you either did the job blind or had a mate who could advise you.An apprenticeship was learning by watching and then doing with the teacher watching.So watching someone do it on U tube is a great tool- similarly on TV chefs are always showing how its done.
    some of us are not natural mechanics -but want to learn .I think as long as you know your limits watching a vid is a good way to tell if you are going to be confident doing the job . i wont be taking my bikes engine to pieces -wel its a HOnda! But consumables and oil changes should be possible if you are happy buying the right tools.