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Brake pads

After recently buying my 03 Cbr600rr the front and rear pads are at approx 3mm thickness so am going to replace them. Question is,as itís my first sports bike,do you guys us hh sintered or organic please?
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HH sintered.

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I use EBC hh.

use search otf, xxxx threads about this.
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Thanks guys,Iíll get some ordered
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Had my pads delivered,looks easy enough to change front and back,but do I need to take some brake fluid out of my reservoir before pushing the pistons back in to fit the new pads guys!!
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Had my pads delivered,looks easy enough to change front and back,but do I need to take some brake fluid out of my reservoir before pushing the pistons back in to fit the new pads guys!!
Now is a great time to replace the fluid. Have fun!
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Now is a great time to replace the fluid. Have fun!
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How do you get to refill the fluid on the rear on an 03!?!
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The resi is under the tail fairing. If I remember correctly you can fill it without completely removing the fairing...

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The resi is under the tail fairing. If I remember correctly you can fill it without completely removing the fairing...
The method I used was to unbolt the reservoir instead of removing bodywork. It was slow going but it is an option, although I am not knowledgeable enough to say it is good.

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Ok Iíll give it a go guys,due to 2 pairs of new pads on the front,do you normally take a little fluid out of the resi or should there be enough room to depress the pistons enough to fit new pads
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Ok Iíll give it a go guys,due to 2 pairs of new pads on the front,do you normally take a little fluid out of the resi or should there be enough room to depress the pistons enough to fit new pads
I take a little out, because I am going to flush & bleed anyway. BUT, theoretically there should be enough room, IF the master has not been topped off. YMMV

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Push pistons in until the resivoir is totally full then take some out if the pistons still need to move.

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Ah great,thanks very much
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Last question ;-)
I know you loosen the pad resting bolt on the rear then remove caliper bolt,but the fronts look a little more complicated,is it similar to the rear or anyone have a link to do the job as I donít have a manual etc
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Last question ;-)
I know you loosen the pad resting bolt on the rear then remove caliper bolt,but the fronts look a little more complicated,is it similar to the rear or anyone have a link to do the job as I donít have a manual etc
I have a book here and looked up for a 2003:

Slacken the pad retaining pins. Unscrew the caliper mounting bolts and remove caliper. Unscrew and remove the pad retaining pins, then remove the pad spring, noting how it fits. Lift the pads out.

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Perfect,sounds easy and straight forward,thank you very much,really appreciate it
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Am assuming the pad spring is what the pads sit in while in the caliper?
When looking at the caliper on the disk,there is a brass/copper plate/spring on top of the caliper,what is this for and does that need removal to replace pads?

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Yea those things sit in between the piston and the brake pad. You don't need them per say, but I don't know why you would want to remove them either.

I believe they are there to reduce noise/harshness

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Ah so no need to touch them then!
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FWIW....I don't do this w/out the factory manual in front of me for reference.

you can kill yourself really easy if you have a caliper malfunction.

You do need a torque wrench. Make sure you do the correct torque value on the caliper mounting bolts.

Use loctite as recommended in manual.....this is why you need manual.

Clean brake caliper pistons very well with brake cleaner fluid until absolutely clean.....using brushes q-tips etc......

Clean pistons BEFORE driving them back into caliper. (on all parts of piston....not easy!)

Use water to wash off the brake fluid you spill on the bike.....immediately.

Also, use search OTF about brake pad service or change...lots of good info.

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Is there an easy way to access/full the rear brake fluid on an 03!?!
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That should or read access/fill
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Am assuming the pad spring is what the pads sit in while in the caliper?
When looking at the caliper on the disk,there is a brass/copper plate/spring on top of the caliper,what is this for and does that need removal to replace pads?
No, the pad spring is what the retaining pins thread through, one per side. On 2003-2004, you remove it along with the pads. It comes out when you remove the pins. Make sure when you reassemble, the arrow is facing the direction of disc rotation.

On 2005-2006, the spring is retained by the caliper, but is easily removed with all pistons fully retracted.

If you have plates on the pads (2 per caliper), put those back on the new pads. Those are called shims. Reinstall with the cutout on the bottom.

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Is there an easy way to access/full the rear brake fluid on an 03!?!
Remove the reservoir retaining bolt, and flex the reservoir out from under the subframe. Leave the hose connected!!! Remove the cover screws.

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Ok Iíll take another look,wanted to renew fluid along with the pads,but couldnít see how to access the reservoir
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Can I ask where the reservoir retaining bolt is?
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Brake pads replaced,I now see what the plate/spring was for on the back of the caliper. I didnít realise the pad pins go through this,but all done now thanks to your guys help
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As I thoroughly cleaned my rear pistons etc and fitted new pads,off I went to give it a gentle run,I was expecting a better ďbiteĒ when applying the rear brake. I know the pads need bedding in,but has anyone else got poor rear brakes!!
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