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i replaced mine last year dill. that video will help but its not specific to your model.

the pins do not screw out as shown in the video.

you have to look close in between the caliper and the outside brake pad to find a cotter pin. pull out the cotter pin and then knock out the pin that is being shown unscrewed in the video.

it is knocked out towards the rear tire. its a bugger to get the hole lined up to insert the cotter pin back in when you get through.

the front pin pulls out towards you and is hels in with a cotter pin also.
 

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Don't pull the pin all the way out-only enough to replace one pad at a time. Then push the drift pin in to hold the first pad and replace the second pad. If you remove both pads at the same time the little retainer clip falls out and it's a bitch to get back in without pulling the caliper off.
 

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Lyndalls are real nice pads, a bit dearer but I'm totally happy with mine.....or you could do what you did with your fender and just reverse em:)
 

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These are from a German company and overall I see favorable reviews. I'm very easy on brakes and I've not even looked at the rear pads. The guy that changed my tire said it was time.

I will say that the vegas braking system has been one of the best of any bikes I've owned.

Oh! I may be flipping my fender back. I'm tired of everyone I pass pointing at my backward fender. LOL!
 

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These are from a German company and overall I see favorable reviews. I'm very easy on brakes and I've not even looked at the rear pads. The guy that changed my tire said it was time.

I will say that the vegas braking system has been one of the best of any bikes I've owned.

Oh! I may be flipping my fender back. I'm tired of everyone I pass pointing at my backward fender. LOL!
Yeah Victory put lots of R+D into our braking systems, as did they everything else.
That book I just read a second time and returned to it's owner at Burleigh Bars went into some detail on the design features of the Brembo sourced brake system and how it was tailored to Victorys needs.
Take the rear brake, once past its initial 'bite' the linkage system is designed to reduce the rate of application in propertion to how hard the rear levers being stomped on in an effort to reduce the chance of lockup (no ABS in 1998)...Wheras at the front the opposite occurs the harder you squeeze that lever the harder them brakes actually work.
oh yeah Ill be going to Lyndalls on the front too fairly soon.
 

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I will say that the vegas braking system has been one of the best of any bikes I've owned.
The earlier bikes had Brembo brakes. A well known high quality caliper. Later on they came up with their own design and sourced it out. I don't who makes them now.
 

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The earlier bikes had Brembo brakes. A well known high quality caliper. Later on they came up with their own design and sourced it out. I don't who makes them now.
my front brake is garbage. sob starts squealing after about 3secs of use so i try to really limit its use. I've never (until now) heard anyone say late-model vic brakes are good lol
 

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my front brake is garbage. sob starts squealing after about 3secs of use so i try to really limit its use. I've never (until now) heard anyone say late-model vic brakes are good lol
Try some Lyndall or EBC brand sintered brake pads. They seem to work the best. Be sure to clean the inside of the caliper with brake cleaner paying special attention to the piston. Might have to pump it out a little then leverage it back in to get the pads in.
 

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Got them in just haven't changed. I hurt my back just bending over. Getting old is you know what... :mad:
yea...i know the feeling. dont know how old you are but i am 60.

my brain says keep working like you are 40....then when i get home my body reminds me i am 60.

rode my bike to work today. it was a 30 mile trip to where the jobsite was today. going down was pretty good. coming back in rush hour traffic was a pain. stop and go on the interstate for 10 miles. wore my left hand out operating the clutch. dont think i am exagerating when i say i must have engaged and dis engaged the clutch 200 times.

next time i make that trip i am going the long way around to avoid that road construction at 40 and 240.
 

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i have the same brembos on my 04 vegas. you do not need an allen wrench. can you take a larger pic and i can point out the pins you need to remove?

they are very small and located on the part that holds the pads in the calipers.
 
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