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Sprintex
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Before changing out the fork seals I tried cleaning them with the tool made for that. Anyway so far so good. I clean the rotor and pads with brake cleaner and still not stopping well. does the oil soak into the EBC pads? I think they are the HH.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Technically, you have to chuck them if they are contaminated.
The pads are generally porous and therefore able to soak up solvents and lubricants.
My X1 leaked all over its front brakes and I had no luck getting them back to normal.
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Sprintex
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Rats, they don't have a lot of miles.
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 01:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Lousy braking, not the place to cheap out.
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Sprintex
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I know, would not think of not getting new pads. Still steps better then my 74 Guzzi with 4 LS drum on the front though.
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Etennuly
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you can see soaked in fluid hit them with a body shop grinder using smooth arcing strokes to cut them down evenly. Grind them until you have clean dry surface. I have done this a couple of times with good success. The oil soaked only about a 64th of an inch.

Try hand sanding with 80 grit on a hand block sander. That works also.
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Hughlysses
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 02:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you do get them clean by grinding or chemical cleaning, you have to pretty much re-bed them like new brake pads before they'll feel normal.
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Hugie03flhr
Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I had a Honda Shadow I got fork oil on the brakes. If it's soaked in you have to replace the pads. If you rode it and worked it into your rotor, I would replace that too. I tried cleaning, grinding and chemically treating my brakes and never got the performance back until I replaced everything.
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