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Bought EBC FA069 brakepad for rebel 450. But with both brand new pads, the caliper wont mount!

Do you change both pads together or just one at a time? Seems to me that I am doing something wrong
 

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You change both at the same time always!.Did you compress the caliper before installing the new pads?
 

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You change both at the same time always!.Did you compress the caliper before installing the new pads?

you mean pistons? if yes, then I did.
 

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Yep, the pistons must be fully retracted.
 

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If the above suggestions don't work, you can always drain the brake fluid. Then push the pads apart, install and then add fresh fluid. (Should be done every year or so anyways.....)

Had to do that on one of the Guzzis.
 

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I actually did a caliper rebuild, which is why it might be tought to get it in. pistons are fully embedded inside their cylinders and totally aligned with surface. with those both new brakepads there was 1/4 inch interference between mounting bolt and mounting bolt hole.

BTW are you guys able to remove both the caliper pin bolt and mounting bolt from calipers? I could only get the mounting bolt out.
 

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Unfortunately I dont have a measuring caliper, but its FA 69 padset from EBC.
 

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EBC is a very good aftermarket brand. If you got the correct pads I doubt the thikckness is off. Again, like mentioned above, by other members, make sure the caliper pistons are compressed all the way in.
 

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got it done by bikeshop. Charged me 46 dollars and fitted brake pads. I think it was fair price since changing those pads is extremely dirty and bad on hands
 

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It is a very old topic, but for sure any 450 caliper needs to be taken apart and cleaned out properly. Whether the pistons or sliding pins, there will always be something stuck which will lead to the above-noted problems.
 
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