GSX-R 750 Pictures of how I replaced the rear brake pads on my 1985 1986 1987 Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle.

But first, lets pay some bills:

  1. Rear brakes. So spongy. Is there any pad left at all? I'll change them.

  2. Three bolts remove the brake caliper. Easy peasy.
    Brake caliper bolts

  3. Brake caliper, still held on by brake line.
    Brake Caliper

  4. Removed this black plastic snap on cap with my BARE HANDS!!

    Revealing metal pins that go through caliper and pads. Tiny pin clips hold in the pins. Two long clips go under each pin and push down on the brake pads.
    Cap and clips

  5. Here are the parts out of the caliper. Pin clips, pins, pad clips, pads.
    Brake caliper parts

  6. Here are the old brake pads on top and the new ones on the bottom. Looks like I had over a half a millimeter left. What was the hurry?
    Brake pad thickness

  7. I put the new pads in, and there was no room to get them around the brake disk. None. Half an hour and a bad back later, I put this wide wrench between the pads and pried them apart, while lifting the caliper up onto the brake disk.
    Pried Pads Apart

  8. This little bearing was in the Torque Link (brake caliper support bar thing). It fell into the dirt when I took the castle nut and bolt out, so I cleaned and regreased it before I put it back in. I also put in a new cotter pin.
    Grease and Cotter Pin

  9. There it is. All put together and ready to ride. I have rear brakes again. Yes I use the rear brake.

  10. Next I sold out to make 02ยข so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.

    But no minivans!

  11. Then I finished my beer.

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