It's brake time. Thinking about trying Lyndall racing brake pads.Would like to hear some opinions
As much as I hit the twisties hard, my brakes don't last that long.I have a 2010 Limited and the stock set-up is the best I've ever had on Harley. Lyndalls stop even better ?? WoW! That's impressive.. Changed front at 32,000 and rear at 43,000 miles.. Stock pads..
I've rebuilt a few calipers before. What the air does. You dis-connect the brake line from the calper and blow air into the port. Pushes out the piston.The manual says to blow out the pistons with air pressure. Any suggestions on how get them out without a compressor. Maybe I'll just go ahead and bite the bullet, been wanting one for a long time, anyway. BTW, the manual also calls for a special tool for brake caliper piston removal, the stealer won't sell it to you. They'll sell you the parts, $150 just for the kits, so you can do your own work, but they won't sell you the tools they say you need to do the job. F**k 'em. I'll find a way. Hell, I couldn't even figure out what the tool is supposed to do.
I cleaned the calipers, pistons, etc, chamfered the pads, deglazed the rotors, put that goop on the back of the pads, bla bla bla. I'd get peace and quiet for a few miles then back to the squealing. Although the Lyndall pads stop the bike with less effort, I can still skid the front and/or rear tire with factory pads. The tire is the limit of stopping efficiency, not the pads. So I choose to avoid the squeal and the battle to cure it by using factory pads on the front. Doesn't make me right, just my preference.Every set of Lyndall pads I have installed on both of my bikes squeal, and nothing has helped. I've chamfered the leading edge in the past, and the last time I did a complete rebuild front and rear. Still no change.
I have to say, they stop a whole lot better than the OEM pads so I just put up with the noise.