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Old 07-01-10, 09:11 AM
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Moving brake pads rear to front

Any harm in moving the rear pads to the front and vice versa?
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Old 07-01-10, 09:39 AM
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Hope not. I do this since otherwise my rear pads would harden from age before ever wearing out.
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would you seek advice from the 41?
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would you seek advice from the 41?
Of course not.
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Just don't move the pad holders. Move the pads.
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would you seek advice from the 41?
dude, you habitually post 41 worthy threads. what's up with that?
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Well the pad holders have a front and rear. If you put the right holder from the front on the same arm of the rear brake, the pads can shoot out of the holder.

The molded tire guide usually has direction but if you ignore them then you can swap holders too.
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dude, you habitually post 41 worthy threads. what's up with that?
there are some things about which I'm unsure. I trust the people here, so I ask.
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Why bother ? It's like "rotating" tires. If things are worn, just replace them.
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i rarely use my rear brakes.
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so just put new ones on the front
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so just put new ones on the front
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so just put new ones on the front
I rarely use my front tire.
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