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Smile changing the brake pads....

Seeing as you all helped me out great last time, i have one other question, does anyone know how much of a pain in the ass it is to change the brake pads...I have done brakes on vehicles, but this looks like a lot of work, the local shop said 125.00 parts and labor, do you think it is easy enough,to do it myself or should I just spend the money and let them do it..1989 yamaha exciter 570...thanks again for all the help
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it is a pain in the ass, because most of your time is spent taking other parts of the sled apart to be able to put them on. I have to take off the chain case cover, then the smaller sprocket, then the secondary, then the drive shaft by removing the bearing hangers, then by sliding the drive shaft out, the brake disc comes with it, and then you can pop the old pads off and replace them. I don't know if it is the same setup on your exciter there, but it does take a while and I would always do it myself, just because I don't have the money to pay people to do it. and besides, I like it. it's kind of fun and satisfying when the job is done
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Smile changing brake pads

Yeah, that's what I found out...I am just afraid of messing something up, they told me it was like 1.5 hours for someone who knows how to do it..for me it would probably take all day, if i remember right, they told me like 75 bucks all inclusibe or maybe 100, the pads were like 24 bucks...i might just let them do it, for me it's more about the time than the money, if i had the knowledge i would probably do it i don't wanna f something up...then it will cost me more...who needs brakes anyway...lol
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lol. there is really nothing you can f up though, but yeah, if time is an issue more than money, then for sure, you might as well let the professionals do it

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again with the learning process, i was just able to adjust them a little and now they stop on a dime..the former owner said they needed to be replaced, but i don't really think he knew what he was talking about!
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nice! that's why it is so great to do some of the work yourself. you get to learn how your machine works, and often (like this time) you can save money (which is always a good thing)

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yeah thats for sure, i def got it down pat the brakes work, i fixed the choke, no i just need a new set of skiis and it will be all set, dude i am a network engineer, i can design anything, but putting it all together is another story...lol
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lol, yeah, I know what you mean...

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it is a pain in the ass, because most of your time is spent taking other parts of the sled apart to be able to put them on. I have to take off the chain case cover, then the smaller sprocket, then the secondary, then the drive shaft by removing the bearing hangers, then by sliding the drive shaft out, the brake disc comes with it, and then you can pop the old pads off and replace them. I don't know if it is the same setup on your exciter there, but it does take a while and I would always do it myself, just because I don't have the money to pay people to do it. and besides, I like it. it's kind of fun and satisfying when the job is done
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I saw what you said you have to do on your sled to replace pads. Just wondering...is that on the mach 1? I also have a 93 mach 1 670 and am completely lost trying to figure out how to replace the pads! I've never worked on small engines so am kind of an amateur here. Any help will be much appreciated!
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I wish I could answer your question, my friend, I too am a amatuer...I ask these other guys her to get the answers!
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On the Exciter you said you just adjusted the brakes and now they work great. I have an 89 Exciter and the brakes are completely non-functional.... I've looked for somewhere to adjust them but can not find it. Where did you find an adjustment?
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