Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Welcome to the home for Honda SilverWing and everyone interested. This is a place to ask questions, share, and learn about the SilverWing and its dedicated riders. Please post an introduction when you join as a sign of Courtesy.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Rear wheel axle nut torque.
by The Bern Today at 10:12

» Shinko 567/568 Tire Full Review
by Cosmic_Jumper Today at 09:39

» I sell gas powered springs for Silver Wing saddle opening
by uomo-vitruviano Today at 09:21

» OEM Honda Windshield for Sale
by Meldrew Today at 03:25

» Instability in wet weather
by exavid Today at 00:16

» Bar mount sought
by bikehiker Yesterday at 21:31

» It just happened to me!!
by john grinsel Yesterday at 21:00

» Radial Tires?
by john grinsel Yesterday at 17:14

» Cruise control for the silverwing?
by The Bern Yesterday at 14:50

» Locked Topic -
by Easyrider Yesterday at 14:11

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 front brake pads

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
phils a winger
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 131
Location : Lanark, UK
Points : 1263
Registration date : 2014-09-27

PostSubject: front brake pads   Sat 12 Sep 2015, 16:40

Decided to change the front brake pads on my silver wing as the brakes weren't what they used to be, back one still had meat on them as had a look when i changed the rear tyre a couple of weeks ago. That was brilliant only seized bolt was exhaust clamp, angle grinder took care of that.

Using 12v electric impact driver, brilliant tool for £20, all bolts were removed to llow caliper to swing free, except for allen key pad pin, impact driver wouldnt shift it, 1/4 drive t-bar resulted in allen key socket slipping out. Tried heat and after 2 minutes my gas blowtorch ran out of gas! Friday night at 9.00 had to call it a draw. Got a new cannister this morning and heated up the pin, had to heat it so hot that had to hold the caliper with a towel! Already had vice grips clamped on pin and tried using a lump hammer, all that happened was the grips slipped off, tightened the grips more and using 2 hands and a towel managed to put it back on. Half an hour later and it finally started to move.

Now you can change the pads on a silver wing leaving the caliper in situ, removing the pad pin and the pads drop out, this is what i think the dealers did the last time they were changed, when i took the caliper off there was corrosion everywhere and the pistons were rusty. Split the caliper and cleaned up as much as possible, rebuilt it and copperslipped where neccesary. Tried the front brake and pumped it up, got a lever but spongy, Looks like the fluid cooked while i was heating up the caliper, got a bleed tool this afternoon and tonight using a flood light flushed the fluid through, back seems ok (abs linked braking system), front still a little spongy. Only time and a road test will tell.

What this story says is dont trust dealers to do the best job, quickest and cheapest for them, dearest charged to you.
Back to top Go down
 
front brake pads
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Inexpensive Front brake pads for Honda Silver Wing
» X Specific - Front Brake Pads - Your Reviews
» how many miles did your front brake pads last?
» Front Brake Pads Rattling, Rear Shock Adjustment.
» how long did your stock front brake pads last?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Maintenance, Tips and Hints-
Jump to: