How to Replace Honda VTX1300 Brake Pads

Changing the front and rear brake pads on a Honda motorcycle is possible with basic mechanic skills, and it’ll save you a lot of money to do it yourself.

Watch the video above and follow the steps below to learn how to change the brake pads on a Honda VTX 1300 motorcycle.

Tools and Parts Needed – Honda VTX 1300 Brake Pads Change

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How to change Honda VTX 1300 brake pads

Replacing Honda VTX1300 Front Brake Pads

Step 1. Put a flat-blade screwdriver between the front brake pads and gently pry them apart.

Honda VTX 1300 front brake pads change

Step 2. Remove the plug covering the brake pad pin.

Honda VTX 1300 front brake pads pin

Step 3. Remove the brake pad pin.

Step 4. Slide the old brake pads down and out from the bottom of the caliper.

Step 5. Squirt the brake caliper assembly with contact/brake cleaner to remove any dirt.

Step 6. Slide the new brake pads up and into the brake caliper from the bottom.

Honda VTX 1300 front brake pads removal

Step 7. Reinstall the brake pad pin.

Honda VTX 1300 front brake pads replacement

Step 8. Torque the brake pad pin to 13 foot-pounds.

Step 9. Reinstall the pad pin plug.

Honda VTX 1300 front brake pads install

Replacing Honda VTX1300 Rear Brake Pads

Step 1. Put a flat-blade screwdriver between the rear brake pads and gently pry them apart.

Honda VTX 1300 rear brake pads change

Step 2. Remove the plug covering the pad pin.

Step 3. Remove the brake pad pin.

Honda VTX 1300 rear brake pad pin

Step 4. Slide the old brake pads back out from the rear of the caliper.

Honda VTX 1300 rear brake pads removal

Step 5. Squirt the brake caliper assembly with contact/brake cleaner to remove any dirt.

Step 6. Remove the rearward caliper mounting bolt.

Step 7. Rotate the caliper up so there’s room to install the new pads.

Honda VTX 1300 rear brake caliper

Step 8. Slide the new brake pads into the brake caliper from the rear.

Honda VTX 1300 rear brake pads install

Step 9. Rotate the caliper back down over the rotor.

Step 10. Reinstall the brake pad pin.

Honda motorcycle rear brake pads change

Step 11. Reinstall the caliper mounting bolt and torque it to 17 foot-pounds.

Honda motorcycle rear brake pads replacement

Step 12. Torque the brake pad pin to 13 foot-pounds.

Honda motorcycle rear brake pads install

Step 13. Reinstall the pad pin plug.

Step 14. Pump the rear brake pedal a few times to seat the new pads and you’re done.

Honda VTX 1300 motorcycle brake pads change

Need to bleed the brakes on your Honda motorcycle? Watch the video below to learn how to bleed the brakes on a Honda VTX 1300

 

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