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This pictorial is for replacing the brake pads on a R1200XX series bike. The rear set will be adressed first, followed by the front sets.
-Bike shown is a 2005 R1200RT
-Brake pads were not at end of life, however changed during major service
-Remove rear caliper
-Remove old pads
-Install new pads
-Re-set the brake system
-T-45 Torx wrench
-Small punch & hammer
-Needle nosed pliers
-Brake pads of your choice
-Anti sieze paste
-Brake cleaner spray
Now to the fun part, rear brake:
- Set bike securely on centerstand
- NOTE: On GS models remove the mudguard held by three torx screws
- Loosen, but do not remove the two torx-45 bolts holding the calipers as indicated by arrows #1