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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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brake pad spring?

changing the rear pads today and two small metal pieces fell out before i could note their location. they look like this... l_l with some edges for grabbing something and one has a longer piece sticking off of it. i couldn't find any areas that looked like they may have been stuck to. any help would be appreciated
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You need to put them in, they go in the center of the caliper and the pads rest inside that clip

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They are called brake pad retaining clips. The put a slight pressure on the pads to keep them in place and from making noise

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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got a pdf file off of the net and found they are the pad retainers, but it broke and should only be one piece. got it put back together, just have to bleed it. thanks
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be easy on me, just got this bike a week or two ago and i'm starting to go through it. the back pads were down to metal and done slight damage to the rotor, going to run it with the new pads until tax time when i can get it in the shop for new fork springs/oil, front tire and get the rear splines greased up. it's an 02 1800c with 28k. ended it giving $2750 for the bike so i don't think i got hurt in the deal
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while i'm on here i'll ask another pad question. the front pads look ok but i have a replacement set, my delima is i am hearing a brake pad noise from the front and if i hit a bump it seems louder until i hit another bump or squeez the front brake lever a time or two. any ideas? i plan on replacing the front pads in the next day or two and if it keeps it up i'll have it looked at when it's in the shop. just wondering if that was normal for these because i never had pad noise from my 01 volusia
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This tends to happen if the front wheel was re-installed incorrectly. Look here http://tech.bareasschoppers.com/ and look at the remove/install front tire in the wheels and tires section. The bareasschoppers website is a wealth of information and a valuable service.


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