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Offline Garn

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Shims for front Brake pads
« on: August 21, 2019, 03:00:08 AM »
I have noticed that the two shims with a new standard Brake calliper (Tx500) that attach to the new pads have a directional arrow, obviously to indicate the direction of the of the disk when driving forward. I take it these shims would be to the rear of the pad when observing this direction of Disk.  Is this true?

I don't think these "arrows" would be applicable with an optional RHS extra calliper.
Any comment?
Also, are they supposed to be stuck on with some adhesive/ glue?
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Re: Shims for front Brake pads
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 03:33:16 AM »
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Re: Shims for front Brake pads
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 01:36:14 AM »
Yes the arrows point to the front and no adhesive was used but you can put a dab of brake grease on them to stick them in place while assembling. That said, most people, myself included, don't  bother with them. Try it without and see if the brake feel is OK.

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Re: Shims for front Brake pads
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 04:40:35 AM »
Thanks Guylr. The brake pads I removed didn't have shims, and silly me went ahead and super-glued the new ones to the pads, however, the slot they fit into on the calliper, because of my imprecise gluing, one side wouldn't fit, so I managed to pick the shim off that one. All is well.
BTW, I purchase a new original TX500A Master-cylinder and all is well, except the new M/c has a right hand thread for the Rear vision mirror..... whereas, the original had a Left hand thread for the Right hand mirror stem.   Who knew that?

RegardZ
« Last Edit: August 24, 2019, 04:44:27 AM by Garn »
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