How to Replace the Front Brake Pads on a Yamaha V-Max
The front brake pads on a bulky bike like the Yamaha V-Max need to be replaced frequently due to the sheer amount of punishment they receive.
Changing the front brake pads on a V-Max motorcycle only takes minutes to complete yourself. Watch the Yamaha V-Max front brake pad replacement video above to see how it's done, and print out the walkthrough below for reference.
Tools and Parts Needed - Yamaha V-Max Brake Pad Change
Replacing Yamaha V-Max Front Brake Pads
Step 1. Remove the two 14mm brake caliper mounting bolts.
Step 2. Slide the caliper assembly off the brake rotor, and remove the brake caliper dust cap from the back of the caliper assembly.
Step 3. Remove the two clips from the brake pad pins, and slide the pad pins out from the brake pads and caliper assembly.
Step 4. Remove the spring pad from the caliper assembly, and drop the brake pads out of the caliper assembly.
Step 5. Use a C-clamp to compress the pistons back into the brake caliper.
Step 8. Reinstall the two clips into the brake pad pins, and reinstall the brake caliper dust cap into the back of the caliper assembly.
Step 9. Slide the caliper assembly back over the brake rotor, and reinstall the two 14mm brake caliper mounting bolts.
Step 10. Repeat Step 1 through Step 9 for the brake pads on the other side of the V-Max and you're done.
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