Whick type of brake pads should I use.

What you need to fit new brake pads


It is possibe to take the brake pads out without taking the caliper
off the disc, however you will need to push the pistons back before fitting
new brake pads, and you will need to take the caliper off to do this.


  1. Check for uneven wear on brake disc, which is usually caused by a misaligned wheel or caliper.
  2. Check that the brake disc bolts are not loose,
    Note: Avoid interfering with the bolts except if they are loose.
  3. Check front wheel bearings for a jog.
  4. Release the brake hose from the two clips that hold it in position (do not disassemble the
    hydraulic system).
  5. Remove the caliper mounting bolts and then swing the caliper off the brake disc.
  6. Remove the pin plug, pin, spring pad and then the old brake pads (Remember how these
    pieces were arranged for quicker assembly later).
  7. Push the four pistons back with a clamp, or if you don't have a clamp then open the bleed nipple
    and push the pistons back in one at a time (close the bleed nipple before you stop applying pressure
    on the piston)
  8. Install the new brake pads, spring pad, pin and pin plug and tighten securely (apply a small amount
    of grease to the backs of the pads and to the threads of the pin etc).
  9. Clean and apply copper grease to the caliper mounting bolts and then install the caliper.
  10. Tighten caliper mounting bolts to: Honda say: 27 Nm.
  11. Fill the Master Cylinder reservoir to the upper limit with DOT 4 brake fluid.
  12. Pump the brake lever until it becomes hard (check the fluid in the reservoir again).
  13. Lift the wheel off the ground and check that it spins freely (Some bit of drag is inevitable)
  14. It will take about 10 miles to "bed in" the new brake pads, depending on how groovy the brake disc is.
  15. Be carefull, if there is a lot of brake drag the system may overheat resulting in damage to the brake
    disc (warpage) and caliper components.