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    Default Cavalcade brakes

    Haven't done brake work in a while but I'm cleaning all three calipers on this just bought 86 Cavalcade. They aren't too bad,no rusty fluid.. Seems like the pucks are way too tight going back together. I thought pucks just slid freely in and out. Using air took a lot of pressure to pop them out.Feels like when it's all back together the pucks wont retract. Plus have new rotors and pads should be here tomorrow.

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    Did you remove the o-rings to clean the grooves they sit in? Just a little bit of crud in the groove will make the o-ring grip a bit harder on the piston. Also make sure to lube the o-ring with brake fluid and ONLY brake fluid.

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    After going back and forth with D2 moto who sent me the wrong brake pads I decided to keep them cause they were the right ones for my GS. So,onto EBC pads for the Cavalcade. F- for customer service. They don't want to actually talk to a customer I guess. Twice on 800-Muzak hold for 20 minutes each time no one answered. Email sent and they came back saying you have to phone in.Finally got in after almost an hour and this very pleasant off shore order taker(she said India) took my order. That was last Tues. or Wed. No email by Fri. of confirm or tracking. Didn't dare call. I sent a scathing email Mon. I get a computer gen email yesterday morning saying my pads were delivered to my mailbox last Sat. That's all I'll ever buy from EBC. I'm out.
    Last edited by red1100; 01-14-2021 at 09:34 AM.

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    New pads put in and now comes the bleeding. Oh fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red1100 View Post
    New pads put in and now comes the bleeding. Oh fun.
    Believe it or not, but Harbor Freight sells a really good vacuum bleeder for like $30. You hook it to your air
    compressor. Makes bleeding a breeze. Basically they copied the Motion Pro unit that sells for $100

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