As stated in the title, this post is about another maintenance necessity. Last weekend, we were working in the garage cleaning out stuff we had stored for years and never used. I had to move my bike out of the way, and instead of starting it, I just put it in neutral and rolled it around. That's when I noticed a soft grinding sound coming from the brake area at the rear tire. I would never have heard it if I had started the bike over the sound of the exhaust. Oh my! It was kind of embarrassing because of all the maintenance videos and posts I have done. But truth be told, I simply didn't pay attention to the rear brakes lately.
Sunday morning, we headed to Harley and bought new pads. I figured this would be a good time to make a video that might help someone as well. Even though I have a video of doing the front brakes and bleeding the brake lines, performing the pad change on the rear is a slightly different process.