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    Video - Servicing the front brakes
    on: Mar 13, 2020, 08.38 pm
    Mar 13, 2020, 08.38 pm
    Onwards with the 30,000 mile service, this time servicing the front brakes, removing cleaning and inspecting, as well as checking fluid levels.  Hopefully helps someone out. 


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    Re: Video - Servicing the front brakes
    Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2020, 09.28 am
    Mar 14, 2020, 09.28 am
    Another useful video  :047:

    Just a note about changing the Brake Fluid - this is scheduled by Triumph
    ( and most Vehicle Manufacturers ) to be changed every 2 years regardless of mileage.

    To FULLY bleed the entire brake system, the ABS Pump valves need to be operated.

    A Dealer will do this by connecting their Diagnostic / Test equipment and following the sequence.

    Alternatively, the after market DealerTool device can be used to perform this function.

    p.s. Don't forget after refitting the Caliper, to pump the Front Brake Lever & Rear Brake Pedal
    a few times to re position the Pads against the Discs - before the first ride !

    Cheers  :821:


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    Re: Video - Servicing the front brakes
    Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2020, 10.48 am
    Mar 14, 2020, 10.48 am
    👍 to pumping brakes before riding, once bitten twice shy 🤔
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    Re: Video - Servicing the front brakes
    Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2020, 08.25 am
    Mar 15, 2020, 08.25 am
    Like most of us, I've used copper grease for years, the other year Ed China said that we shouldn't be using it,....skip to 5 minutes in, what do you think about that?







    16/03/20 Edited to remove unnecessarily duplicated video.
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    Re: Video - Servicing the front brakes
    Reply #4 on: Mar 15, 2020, 05.31 pm
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    Excellent video.  Thanks for taking the time to do it!

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    Re: Video - Servicing the front brakes
    Reply #5 on: Mar 15, 2020, 08.19 pm
    Mar 15, 2020, 08.19 pm
    Hi Earthman,

    The use of copper grease is a controversial one but the Triumph manual still states to use a small amount on the caliper pins so i have included it.  It does however also state that no grease should be used on the back of the pads, which was quite a common practice in youtube videos.

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    Re: Video - Servicing the front brakes
    Reply #6 on: Mar 15, 2020, 08.34 pm
    Mar 15, 2020, 08.34 pm
    Service Manual Chapter 15 ( Brakes )

    Page 15.15, Paragraph 2 :

    Lubricate the pad retaining pins using a minimal amount
    of proprietary high temperature brake grease.

    Copper Grease is NOT "Proprietary High Temperature Brake Grease" !  :028:


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    Re: Video - Servicing the front brakes
    Reply #7 on: Mar 15, 2020, 08.38 pm
    Mar 15, 2020, 08.38 pm
    Good Jasonb video.

    The manual says to put a minimum of high temperature grease on the retaining pins, an excess of grease can contaminate the brake pads as well as the seals.

    That's how I always do ...
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