How to Change Yamaha YFM700 Rear Brake Pads

Yamaha Grizzly ATV rear brake pads don't wear out as quickly as the front pads, but they still need replacing from time to time. 

Watch the video above and follow the steps below to learn how to change the rear brake pads on a Yamaha Grizzly YFM700. Use our Yamaha Grizzly 700 rear brake exploded parts diagram for additional reference. 

Tools and Parts - Yamaha Grizzly Rear Brake Pads Change

  • Ratchet and extensions
  • 10mm, 17mm sockets
  • 5mm Allen
  • Screwdriver

Yamaha Grizzly 700 rear left brake pads

Yamaha Grizzly 700 left rear brake pads


NOTE: The brake pads on a Yamaha Grizzly YFM700 differ slightly from the left and right side, so be sure to get the correct pad kit for each side. 

Yamaha Grizzly YFM700 rear brake pads change

Replacing Yamaha Grizzly YFM700 Rear Brake Pads

Step 1. Remove the 17mm lug nuts on the rear wheel, followed by the wheel itself.

Step 2. Remove the two 12mm bolts that mount the brake caliper assembly to the steering knuckle, and slide the caliper off the brake rotor.

Yamaha Grizzly ATV brake pad change

Step 3. Use a screwdriver to lever against the brake pads, and push the piston back into the brake caliper. 

Grizzly 700 rear brake pads change

NOTE: If you don't retract the piston into the caliper, there won't be enough room to fit the new brake pads.

Step 4. Remove the dust cap covering the brake pad pin, then press the brake pads against the spring clip to make removing the pad pin easier, and take off the pin (5mm Allen).

Yamaha YFM700 rear brake pads change

Step 5. Remove the old brake pads, and install the new pads.

Yamaha Grizzly rear brake pad change

REMINDER: The Yamaha Grizzly YFM700 has different brake pads for the left and right rear brakes, so make sure you're fitting the correct pads. 


Yamaha Grizzly YFM700 left side rear brake pads


Yamaha Grizzly YFM700 right rear brake pads

Step 6. Press the new brake pads against the spring clip, and reinstall the brake pad pin.

Step 7. Spread the brake pads apart, and slide the caliper back over the brake rotor.

Step 8. Reinstall the caliper mounting bolts, and torque them to 22 foot-pounds.

Yamaha YFM700 rear brake caliper assembly

Step 9. Torque the brake pad pin to 12 foot-pounds, and reinstall the dust cap.

Step 10. Reinstall the rear wheel, and torque the lug nuts to 40 foot-pounds.

Yamaha Grizzly YFM700 rear brake pad installation

Repeat Step 1 through Step 10 for the brake pads on the other side of the YFM700.

PRO TIP: Before running the Yamaha Grizzly, pump the brake pedal a couple of times to seat the new brake pads on the rotors, and go easy on the brakes for the first mile or so until the new pads have had the chance to properly bed themselves in.

Ready to change out the front brake pads? Watch the video above to see how to replace the front brake pads on a Yamaha YFM700 Grizzly.







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