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I have my brake working good as far as the piston moving freely but the brake still doesnt seem to be very good. I suspect the old pads. They definitley arent worn out and have plenty of material left on them. What is the best pad to buy for performance?
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Have you de-glazed both the pads and the rotor?...
 

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No, so I guess some sand paper on the pads is what you use to de glaze them? I do have some 400 grit and some 1000 grit wet dry sand paper.
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No, so I guess some sand paper on the pads is what you use to de glaze them? I do have some 400 grit and some 1000 grit wet dry sand paper.
Don
A Scotchbrite pad (green) and aerosol brake cleaner works well.
 

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I always used emery cloth and compressed air to blow them off. Rub them on a flat surface, upsidedown on the paper, until all of the shiny glazed surface is gone. You probably already know this. :roll:

Just another suggestion. :D

GB :mrgreen:
 

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Too fine...try some medium grit FLINT paper...... The same grit on a "Palm sander" will surface the rotor.... Also, be sure to adjust the carry arm so the "non-moving" pad lies just off the rotor.....
 

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I need to check my manual on the proper set up for this disc brake. I am used to having older bikes than this with drums only or newer bikes with calipers that are nothing like this set up. I will look at cleaning up the disc, deglazing the pads and setting up the non moveable pad correctly. I know this bike has to have better brakes than it does. I am sure they are better than my 305 Dream but not much. :lol:
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Also, Make SURE the carry arm pivot is free and well greased...This often requires disassembly, sometimes new o-rings...... Steve
 

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Thanks for all the help. I got a few minutes in the garage before dinner and I think the disc deglazing is needed by the look of it. Also I read the manual and set the caliper up the way it described. The swing arm is free and I think I may have everything correct and clean now. Now if spring would get here I would ride the **** out of it and I think that will help more.
Don
 
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