After you loosened all the necessary bolts, you can
remove the caliper from the spindle. With the caliper
removed you can now take the old pads out, but remember the order in which they came out as the new pads will
go in the same way
Locate the caliper mounting bolts and loosen them, but
don’t completely remove them yet. Next, loosen the pins
holding the brakes pads in place; on our YFZ we had to
use an Allen wrench to do this.
When you have the new pads installed, you can now
reinstall the keeper pins. Your next STEP would be to
install the caliper onto the spindle; make sure the pads
have clearance to slide over the rotor. With the caliper in
place you can reinstall the two bolts that attach it to the
With worn-out pads the pistons on the caliper push the
pads into the rotor. To compress the pistons back in, we
suggest you use a C-clamp and the old pad to push the
pistons in. After you get the piston compressed in you can
begin to install the new pads into the caliper.
Torque all the bolts to the recommended factory specs
and reinstall the front wheels. You can now start on the
rear brakes and follow steps two through five.