damn dude wish you would have taken a vid or pics...youd be like jesus on this forum. I guess no one who has bought an 07 and earlier vic has ever changed their pads, looking for info is like looking for that Malaysia airplane........
i am worse at using a computer than i am at working on a bike lol. i never thought to take pics and even if i did i have no idea how to post them.
its not really that bad once you figure out how to take the retaining pins out. i tried unscrewing them for a couple of minutes with no luck. i then went down to my local powersports store onlt 10 minutes away who was a victory dealer until a few months before i decided to change my brakes.
both mechanics there had no idea how to take the pins out with out looking at the bike. since i had driven my truck down ther i quickly decided it was a waste of time going and getting my bike as i figured i was as smart as they are.
i just kept turning the pin and felt a lil resistance occasionaly and heard a clicking sound. i finally saw a cotter pin peeking out behind the caliper housing . i pulled the cotter pin out and then pulled the pin out.
only took me about 5 minutes to pull the old pads and install the new ones once i figured out how to take the pin out.
the rear was a different story. after thinking about it now i believe my rear retaining pin is in backward. it should pull out instead of being knocked through towards the tire. it was a real pita to get the pin back in where i could slide the cotter pin into the retaining pin.
the whole job took about 25 min because most of it was figuring out how to take the pins out and putting the rear one back in. i think i can do it the next time in less than 10 minutes for both wheels.
if you decide to change your let me know if i can be of any help. maybe i can take a pic and txt it to you .