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All 650's Brake Maintenance

robbie_62

2017
CBR650F ABS
Aug 19, 2020
Riding Since
2020
Hi All,

I have a 2015 CBR650F which needs a bit of work,

The Calipers seem a bit sticky and the front discs are down to the limit.

How difficult is it to change the Discs & Pads on the front yourself & also change the Caliper seals, etc

I don't have much maintenance experience yet but I'm hoping to try and do as much as possible myself so I can learn how to maintain it properly

Cheers

Rob
 

miweber929

2014
CBR650F
650 Alumnus
Staff
Feb 13, 2015
Woodbury, MN
Hi All,

I have a 2015 CBR650F which needs a bit of work,

The Calipers seem a bit sticky and the front discs are down to the limit.

How difficult is it to change the Discs & Pads on the front yourself & also change the Caliper seals, etc

I don't have much maintenance experience yet but I'm hoping to try and do as much as possible myself so I can learn how to maintain it properly

Cheers

Rob
If you can properly support the front end in the air and get the front wheel off, it’s pretty easy. If you can’t do that, or that sounds daunting, I’d use a shop.
 

Motojack

2019
CBR650R
May 26, 2019
I learnt to do all those things in a clapped out SV650s with no garage. I got a deal from a breaker for a spare set of calipers for my bike and so I just rebuilt them and swapped out my worn out calipers as a unit, fixed them and had them on stanby.

This might not work for you, I had o go down this route as I relied on my bike to get to work
 

robbie_62

2017
CBR650F ABS
Aug 19, 2020
Riding Since
2020
Cheers Jack,

Issue I have is no garage so I need to try and get the wheel off and support the bike while I replace the discs as these are getting very close to the wear limit,
 

Motojack

2019
CBR650R
May 26, 2019
judging from your flag looks like your in Ireland like me, I had to make do with no garage either, not easy! just get a weather app :happy:

To lift the bike just get a front and back paddock stand, they dont take up to much space, there may be more compact mobile solutions around if you google otherwise if space is an issue id just take it to a mechanic.
 

Brammers

2014
CBR650F ABS
Staff
May 30, 2014
Hampshire, England
If you remove the belly pan and fairings, you can support the engine block on wood using a trolly jack (I've seen a Honda dealer do this) which will keep the front wheel off the ground.

Personally I'd use a proper bike stand (Abba is recommended with the front wheel lift option).

J
 

robbie_62

2017
CBR650F ABS
Aug 19, 2020
Riding Since
2020
The Abba is the dream bit of kit alright, I have no garage so I am nervous about taking it apart outside as the Irish weather is unreliable at best!

On another note, do you know anywhere to source a replacement radiator, I think prev owner went at mine with a power hose or a wire brush or something, A lot of the fins are missing.
 

Brammers

2014
CBR650F ABS
Staff
May 30, 2014
Hampshire, England
Check ebay for rads, don't go with Chinese aluminium ones. They're cheap for a reason.

Oem rad cost is huge. Import from the USA (partzilla, babbits) might prove more cost effective.

J
 

robbie_62

2017
CBR650F ABS
Aug 19, 2020
Riding Since
2020
Cheers Jack, Yeah I couldn't afford to put a brand new rad in at €700, I love the bike but not that much!

That site in Holland lists a different part number for the rad, they have 19010-MEE-D01 which I think is for a CBR600 even though it comes up when I pick the CBR650F

Anyone tried fitting one of these?
 

Motojack

2019
CBR650R
May 26, 2019
I would go secound hand OEM
Cheers Jack, Yeah I couldn't afford to put a brand new rad in at €700, I love the bike but not that much!

That site in Holland lists a different part number for the rad, they have 19010-MEE-D01 which I think is for a CBR600 even though it comes up when I pick the CBR650F

Anyone tried fitting one of these?
good spot, drop them an email to double check that, could be a bad listing on their website.
 

Motojack

2019
CBR650R
May 26, 2019
When I was looking for parts for my SV before I rang dealers, some of them ( a local one for me) have a breaking business on the side. I never had any issues with that bike for spares :p
 

robbie_62

2017
CBR650F ABS
Aug 19, 2020
Riding Since
2020
The SV's seem to be a lot more common and easier to get parts, not too many CBR650's around.
 
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