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Just installed a set of EBC pads on my rear forthe c. Took it for a nice gentle ride with mild pumping to set them in place. The odd thing is that the bike won't roll in reverse now. I can move about three ft and it's llike the brakes are being depressed. I know you don't ride in reverse but it is nice to be able to back it out of the garage. They also seem to make some odd noise when slighly braking. When I pressed it alittle further down it went away but as soon as I released it, it would make a squealling noise for about 5 seconds. My gut thought is that it's break in stuff but I thought I should ask. I can't see how I would've done anything wrong being that it's a slide out , slide in repair. Thoughtsplease. Thanks

Edited............ I pulled the pads back out and I realized what I did wrong which made the holes on the pads not line up right. Apparently I didn't have them in the catch on the front of the brake. There was a notches for them to slide into something, which I didn't do, The end result was the holes were back 1/8 further than need be causing all this mess. Stupid mistake on my behalf. Thanks to those who responded so quickly.
 

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I'm assuming you didn't remove the wheel, so that isn't a problem. Did you clean up the retaining pin? somtimes it gets a lot of crap on it and they won't slide. The only other thing I can think of is that you didn't push the piston back far enough? But in that case they should drag all the time?? Are you sure they were the right pads?? Sorry I can't be more help.
 

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black hills said:
I'm assuming you didn't remove the wheel, so that isn't a problem. Did you clean up the retaining pin? somtimes it gets a lot of crap on it and they won't slide. The only other thing I can think of is that you didn't push the piston back far enough? But in that case they should drag all the time?? Are you sure they were the right pads?? Sorry I can't be more help.
Thanks. Just to shed light on some of your question quick. I pressed the piston back far enough that there was alot of plaf in them after being placed in. Once the brakes were pumped alittle they went in tight. I'm reading a thread about breaks right now and they mentioned a part number and I thought maybe they were wrong but it a matches up. The reataining pin was pretty good looking. The only issue with it was it didn't slide right through the holes on the brakes. I had to work it a little. Is it possible the brakes aren't set in the calipers right ? I couldn't get them to go any further back.
 

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wgnagey said:
black hills said:
The reataining pin was pretty good looking. The only issue with it was it didn't slide right through the holes on the brakes. I had to work it a little.
I think that is your problem right there! They need to slide easily on the retaining pin or they will bind up. Clean up the pin with some emery cloth and/or clean up the holes in the pads. That shoudl solve the problem.
 

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black hills said:
wgnagey said:
[quote="black hills":3krvni31] The reataining pin was pretty good looking. The only issue with it was it didn't slide right through the holes on the brakes. I had to work it a little.
I think that is your problem right there! They need to slide easily on the retaining pin or they will bind up. Clean up the pin with some emery cloth and/or clean up the holes in the pads. That shoudl solve the problem.
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Thanks for the input. I edited the original post to tell everyone about the stupid mistake that I made. It was a slight over site on my behalf. Everything is good and the brakes are great now. Thanks again to all those who posted so promptly. Sometimes just talking about it helps me realize what I did wrong. I consider myself a pretty good wrench but there are times when I over look things and just need to talk it out with someone who has experience in such. Thanks again.
 

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Remember, it's usually the little things that are the problem. always start with them first..
 

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wgnagey said:
Edited............ I pulled the pads back out and I realized what I did wrong which made the holes on the pads not line up right. Apparently I didn't have them in the catch on the front of the brake. There was a notches for them to slide into something, which I didn't do, The end result was the holes were back 1/8 further than need be causing all this mess. Stupid mistake on my behalf. Thanks to those who responded so quickly.
I can see how that can happen. I just replaced my brakes this past weekend and knew about the catch, but when I double checked them before tightening everything down, I noticed that one popped out. It could have easily gone un-noticed until I rode.
 
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