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Jockspark
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Front Brakes

Post by Jockspark on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 3:20 pm

I put new front pads in my cb500v (1997)
As I took the old pads out the pad spring came out.
I have looked in the manual and online. I have searched throught post on here.

Can someone please tell me where the pad spring firs?
The diagram in the manual shows it but not how or where it fits.
A picture or a video link would be a great help.

Thanks in advace for your help.
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Re: Front Brakes

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 5:18 pm

The spring as in bigger metal plate goes to top of caliper, theres also smaller plate that goes to one side....the caliper
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Re: Front Brakes

Post by Jockspark on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 7:11 pm

I can't see where is goes its a rectanguler piece of thin metel that has a slight curve and 2 bent over tabs.
I can't see what it does. should it fit onto the pads or onto the caliper?
I have spent hours online trying to find a picture or vid.

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Re: Front Brakes

Post by sullivj on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 7:20 pm

If you look inside the calliper, you'll see a channel. 

The two spring tabs that stand out from the spring, hold the spring into that channel.

You should be able to fit the spring into the calliper BEFORE you put the pads in.
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Re: Front Brakes

Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 7:23 pm

@Jockspark wrote:I can't see where is goes its a rectanguler piece of thin metel that has a slight curve and 2 bent over tabs.
I can't see what it does. should it fit onto the pads or onto the caliper?
I have spent hours online trying to find a picture or vid.

There is two different shapes, one is spring loaded and the other is like a square u shape. 

If is is the u shape one it goes at the opposite end of where the pad retaining pin is. It fits on the caliper slider/hanger. 

If it is about 5cm long it'll fit where the pads go. This clip goes between the pads and the caliper, this is why when you usually replace the pads that you need to push the pads down slightly to get the pad retaining clip in.
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Re: Front Brakes

Post by Jockspark on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 8:30 pm

Thanks for all the help with your information and a pic I found online I think I have it.

I found this https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=brembo+motorcycle+brakes+pad+springs&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIjJXc8PTSAhXGL8AKHeo7AnEQ_AUICCgD&biw=1366&bih=634#imgrc=hpPl47kkzHgXLM:

I will take it off in the morning and check it. I think that is where I have it.
I am not sure if its just me but I can't see how this works.
That is where its located now and the brakes work fine.
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Re: Front Brakes

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 8:30 am

Part 9 from here?

That goes in the 'back' of the caliper and pushes on the back of the pads - you'll push the pads against when you line them up to put the pad-pin back in.

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Re: Front Brakes

Post by Jockspark on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 7:17 pm

All done and working perfect, Thank you for all your help.
Now onto the next challenge lol

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