ZX6R G2 brake pad movement in caliper

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leetaylor742
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ZX6R G2 brake pad movement in caliper

Post by leetaylor742 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:14 pm

Afternoon my G2 has started to click from front end while moving slowly. I got front up and managed to work out the pad is moving in the caliper slightly. I changed the pad pins a while ago so don't think it's there.

It looks like it moves where the pad flares out to sit in groove so wondered if new pads would fix this? Should there be metal shims on each pad as I don't think I've got any?

Don't mind buying new pads the calipers working fine other than this plenty of pressure at lever and pistons moving fine. Don't know what pads are in there so excuse to get something better...

Thanks for any help

Lee

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Post by ypvs » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:17 pm

Mine started to do this on one of the pads when I changed them.

Measure the pads to see if one is a little short and isn't a snug fit.

I actually used feeler gauges to check each gap between pad and calliper. Cut and bent an old feeler gauge to shim the wide gap down to match- trapped it underneath the cover
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Post by Steve-TC1 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:28 pm

You could try painting the edge of the pad base , clean it up and give each edge a coat of nail polish/ varnish

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Post by leetaylor742 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:07 pm

Cheers I'll try that before I buy new pads

Let you know how it goes

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Post by BourneToRide » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:01 pm

Just tighten the pad springs, those stainless plates bolted across the top of each pair of pads
and make sure the retaining pin is not worn too far
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Post by KD » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:56 am

What make of pad do you have in ???

Its was quite a common issue a few years back.

As Steve and ypvs said, its the gap beside the pads to the calliper.

I had EBC HH pads do it. They would click as they went backwards under braking. I lived with it as I liked the pads braking efficiency.

Check the retaining pins, if you have to replace, get stainless steel ones off eBay. Clean the calliper and apply copper slip.

If you really hate it then as said early .. check the overall dimensions of the backing plate.

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