How to Change the Rear Brake Pads on a Honda CBR 600RR

Replacing the brake pads on your Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle can help you get the most out of your high-performance machine.

Worn brake pads can damage the brake rotor in extreme cases. One way to tell if you need to replace the brake pads with a new set is if you hear a grinding noise whenever you apply the brakes. Another telltale sign you need new brake pads is if there's less than 1/8 of an inch left of pad material. 

If you need to change the rear brake pads on your Honda motorcycle, here's how to do it on a CBR 600.

Tools and Parts Needed - Honda CBR Rear Brake Pad Change

Tools 

  • Ratchet
  • 8mm socket
  • Torque wrench
  • Flat-blade screwdriver

Replacing the Rear Brake Pads on a Honda CBR 600RR

PRO TIP: A bike stand isn't necessary, but if you have one, use it to lift the back end of the motorcycle to make the job easier. 

Step 1. Locate the 8mm hanger pin that holds the two brake pads in place, and use your socket to remove it.

Honda CBR 600 rear brake pad change

Step 2. Pull the brake pads out of the caliper once the pin is removed. 

Honda CBR rear brake pads

Step 3. Use a flat-blade screwdriver leveraged against the brake rotor to push the brake piston back in to make room for the new pads. 

Honda CBR motorcycle rear brake pad change

Step 4. Slide the new pads into place, lining up the holes on the pads with the holes on the caliper for the hanger pin

Honda CBR600 RR rear brake pads change

Step 5. Dab a little grease on the O-ring near the end of the hanger pin.

Step 6. Push the hanger pin through as you're pushing the new rear brake pads in to line up the holes. 

Honda CBR600RR brake pad replacement

Step 7. Tighten the hanger pin to 13 foot-pounds.

Step 8. If the motorcycle is on a stand, spin the rear wheel and pump the brakes to make them grab.

Ready to replace the front brake pads on your Honda motorcycle? Watch the video below to learn how to change the front brake pads on a Honda CBR 600RR.

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