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post #1 of 5 Old 08-18-2009, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Heat

I just replace my old rear pads with a set of EBC pads. I noticed that the rear rotor and caliper gets very hot. I rode the bike and purposely did not use the rear brake. I stopped and felt them and they were hot.

The piston retracts from the pad when I release the pedal.

Is this normal? I never checked before I changed the pads, so I have no point of reference.

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-18-2009, 08:13 PM
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I just replace my old rear pads with a set of EBC pads. I noticed that the rear rotor and caliper gets very hot. I rode the bike and purposely did not use the rear brake. I stopped and felt them and they were hot.

The piston retracts from the pad when I release the pedal.

Is this normal? I never checked before I changed the pads, so I have no point of reference.

Thanks, Dusty
Something is rubbing somewhere. If you don't use the rear brake, the rotor, or the caliper for that matter, should not get hot. Make sure the brake pad does not touch the rotor when the brake is not actuated. This symptom looks like a brake pad rubbing continuously on the rotor.

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That is what I am thinking. I replaced as per the tech manual, so what is the fix? The piston retracts and the pad it contacts is free to move, I think it is the inside (Stationary) pad that has contact.

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Go out and do some hard braking using just the rear brake.
90% before locking it up.
Do this 10-12 times.
Do not stop...just slow from about 60MPH to 10MPH.

Then, ride the bike for at least ten miles without touching the rear brake.

Doing this will bed in your rear pads, and also remove some material that may be dragging...however small it is.

Do it...it'll fix it.(so long as install was correct and pads are correct for bike.)

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Thanks guys! I reset the pads in the caliper and they had some drag going over the rotor. Everything looked good. I will give BTD's suggestion.

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