How to Change Yamaha Grizzly Rear Brake Pads

Good brakes on an ATV offer added confidence on the toughest trail rides. However, even the best brakes need brake pad replacements from time to time. 

When it's time to replace the brakes on your Yamaha Grizzly YFM 700 ATV, here's what you need to do to get it done. 

Tools and Parts Needed - Yamaha Grizzly Rear Brake Pad Replacement

Tools

  • 3/8th ratchet
  • 10mm, 12mm, 17mm sockets
  • 5mm Allen 
  • Flat-blade screwdriver
  • Torque wrench

NOTE: Pay special attention to the parts, because there are different part numbers for the right and left sides.

Replacing the Rear Brake Pads on a Yamaha Grizzly YFM700

Step 1. With the Grizzly on a jack, use your 17mm socket to remove the rear wheel. 

Yamaha Grizzly rear brake pad replacement

Step 2. Remove the two 12mm bolts that mount the caliper to the ATV.

PRO TIP: Check out our Yamaha Grizzly rear brake caliper diagram to get a better look at where they're located. 

Yamaha Grizzly YFM700 rear brake pads change

Step 3. With the caliper removed, use a flathead screwdriver to pry the old pads open a bit. This will compress the pistons inside the caliper and make room for new pads with more braking material. 

Yamaha Grizzly rear brake pad change

Step 4. Remove the dust cap that covers the pivot pin. Next, remove the pin using a 5mm Allen.

PRO TIP: You may need to push in on the pads a little to relieve the tension, which will make the pin easier to remove. 

Yamaha YFM 700 brake pad change

Step 5. With the pivot pin removed, simply lift the old brake pads out. 

Yamaha YFM 700 Grizzly rear brake pads change

Step 6. Replace the brake pads. Remember, there are different part numbers for the right and left sides. The right side part number ends with 10-00; the left side ends with 00-00. 

Rear brake pads change Yamaha Grizzly 700

Step 7. Replace the pivot pin, threading it through the loops on each of the two brake pads.

PRO TIP: You may need to apply some pressure with your fingers onto the brake pads to get the loops to align and allow you to pass the pin completely through. You don't need to torque it down yet.  

Rear brake pad replacement Yamaha Grizzly

Step 8. Replace the caliper, and torque the two caliper mounting bolts to 22 foot-pounds. 

Rear brake pad replacement Yamaha Grizzly ATV

Step 9. Torque the pivot pin with 12 foot-pounds of force, then replace the dust cap. 

Yamaha YFM-700 brake pad replacement rear

Step 10. Mount the wheel and repeat every step on the other side of the unit. That's all there is to it! 

Now that the rear brake pads are changed, go ahead and replace the front brake pads too! Watch the video below to see how to change the front brake pads on a Yamaha Grizzly YFM700.

 

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