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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-Nov-2019, 12:37 PM (775) Thread Starter
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EBC brake pads

2015 GS, 60,000 km Just finished changing the rear pads for EBC double sintered and noticed one OEM pad has stainless hardware clipped to the back. Is this req'd with the aftermarket pads ?
Also had my 1st look at the final drive splines, dry, a bit rusted but not seized. should have looked long ago but a bit of moly grease has things sliding nicely.
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S/S hardware + fibre shim

Its back together with the S/S hardware and a 2mm thick fibre spacer that was lurking between the hardware and the original backing plate. Clips nicely onto the EBC backing plate, lots of room for everything.
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2015 GS, 60,000 km Just finished changing the rear pads for EBC double sintered and noticed one OEM pad has stainless hardware clipped to the back. Is this req'd with the aftermarket pads ?
Also had my 1st look at the final drive splines, dry, a bit rusted but not seized. should have looked long ago but a bit of moly grease has things sliding nicely.
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Splines ok? I have 10K on a 17 GSA and will have to take a peek sometime over the winter.
Just so I know ya know?
How was the rubber boot? Did you have to replace it?
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splines

I should have taken some pictures at the time but lowering the final drive was not very difficult, I used a floor jack to support it and lower slowly while prying the boot from the swing arm. On re-assembly pay attention to the underside of the boot to ensure its seated properly.
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Splines ok? I have 10K on a 17 GSA and will have to take a peek sometime over the winter.
Just so I know ya know?
How was the rubber boot? Did you have to replace it?
The rubber boot should last you a very long time. I would say 6-8 years or 100K miles. Of course your riding conditions and care will influence your experience. A bit of 303 UV Protectant Spray for Vinyl, Plastic, Rubber every now and then will extend it's life.

I'm doing a 36,000 mile service on my 17 GSA at the moment. This is how my rear U-joint and splines looked:



This is the third time I've serviced the FD splines.

It is a good idea to pull the driveshaft early on in the life of your bike and grease the output splines and forward U-joint. It is a bit fiddly to get to the front and release the clip and even more so putting it back together, but if you do some research and know what to do, then it is not a big task. This is not something you need to do very often unless you do water crossings or ride on salted roads. The lube up front is to protect against corrrosion more than it is to prevent wear.
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