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    Tokica Caliper
    on: May 27, 2019, 11:34:45 am
    May 27, 2019, 11:34:45 am
    Has anyone done a write up on changing the front and rear brake pads?  I don't need to do this for a while as I acquired the bike with very low mileage but as someone who likes to do as much maintenance as possible it would be nice to know of any tricks.

    On the front calipers I presume that that the retaining pins only need to be slackened at first?  Then remove the whole caliper.  Once in your hand the retaining pads, clips etc can all then be removed.

    Looking at the caliper there is obviously no way that he pads can be removed from the top as with my Fazer 800.

    The rear caliper looks a bit tricky to access being so low down.

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    Re: Tokica Caliper
    Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 04:36:14 pm
    May 27, 2019, 04:36:14 pm
    Do you have the Service Manual?

    Here are the 2 relevant pages.



    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Tokica Caliper
    Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 05:29:36 pm
    May 27, 2019, 05:29:36 pm
    Wow that's helpful, many thanks.  Is the manual available on line?

    Also I note that the WS manual states replace the caliper using new bolts.  Seems a bit over kill.  Is that absolutely necessary?
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    Re: Tokica Caliper
    Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 06:53:54 pm
    May 27, 2019, 06:53:54 pm
    *Originally Posted by Zoser [+]
    Wow that's helpful, many thanks.  Is the manual available on line?

    Also I note that the WS manual states replace the caliper using new bolts.  Seems a bit over kill.  Is that absolutely necessary?

    Honda always recommend changing the mounting bolts every time.

    I never have. YMMV.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Tokica Caliper
    Reply #4 on: December 27, 2020, 09:06:10 am
    December 27, 2020, 09:06:10 am
    I believe that new Honda bolts come with that blue-coloured locking compound on the threads. If you do reuse the old ones make sure to apply some medium-strength thread lock like Loctite 243

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    Re: Tokica Caliper
    Reply #5 on: December 27, 2020, 11:27:05 am
    December 27, 2020, 11:27:05 am
    Hello,

    for what its worth, I have recently replaced my front brake pads and splurged 4 x 16 EUR on new bolts ( yes they come with the blue locktite on them ) The old ones never got changed in the last 5 years.

    They look really shiny compared to the old dull ones and I have honestly spent a couple of minutes in front of the bike admiring the new "bling"

    Lars

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    Re: Tokica Caliper
    Reply #6 on: December 28, 2020, 01:47:30 pm
    December 28, 2020, 01:47:30 pm
    IMHO it’s Honda being cautious and wanting to make a profit selling new bolts. I removed my calipers when I first got the bike because I wanted to fit a Fenda Extender and needed to remove the mudguard to do the job. All I did was to reapply Loctite blue thread lock and torque the bolts to the specified torque. Unless they are stretch bolts (I doubt it) there’s no need to replace them other than for cosmetic reasons.

     



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