1. Gather the parts and tools you will need including the replacement brake pads, a size 5 mm Allen wrench, and needle nose pliers.
2. Unplug the battery from the charger (if charging), use the key to turn the battery into the OFF position, lift the battery off the bike, and set the battery aside.
3. Locate the brake pads inside of the caliper near the bottom left of each wheel. See the photo below of the rear wheel of a RadRover with the brake caliper circled.
4. After this, you will need to remove the brake caliper from the frame. In order to do this, you will have to remove the two bolts that are pictured here.
5. After the bolts and caliper are removed then you will need to remove the pin holding the brake pads in place. This can be done by simply bending the end of the pin straight and pulling it out.
6. The next step will be to remove the brake pads. To do this, just push the pads out through the bottom like so.
7. Once the pads are removed you can then replace them with the new ones.
Note: do not to touch the pad material on the new pads with your fingers-- the oil from your hands may cause the brakes lose performance and squeak!
8. After the new pads are in the holder, you can then slide them back into the brake caliper and replace the pin. Note: remember to bend the pin back to lock it in place.
9. Once the pin is replaced, use the 5 mm Allen wrench to reinstall the brake caliper via the two bolts. Note: when tightening the bolts, only turn the bolt 1/4 rotation then switch to the other bolt. Go back and forth to evenly tighten both bolts to 10-12 Nm.
10. Lastly, to adjust the brakes after you are finished, you may need to loosen the cable pinch bolt, lift up on the caliper, while at the same time pulling the cable down as shown below. Hold the cable in place and tighten the cable pinch bolt to 10-12 Nm.
If your brakes need adjustment or the caliper does not slide onto the disk smoothly, please refer to the Disk Brake Adjustment article linked HERE.
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