ABS pads

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by 173ABN, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. 173ABN

    173ABN Active Member

    I have read about only using Harley techs to do any brake work on ABS. My question is I have a 09 road King with ABS, can I change the pads front and rear with out any problems or does it need to be done by a tech? I have changed many pads on my bikes w/o ABS.
  2. Lancer

    Lancer Junior Member


    I have an 08 Ultra with ABS, have done it many times.
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    I thought I've read or heard that just changing the pads can be done without a trip to the dealer but if you're going to bleed the brakes or replace the fluid, the dealer has special equipment to do it on the ABS bikes.
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    You can do this yourself. I would advise to open the bleeders and push the old fluid out while pushing the pistons in, keep the master cylinder cover off and topped off and bleed each whell out good. You dont want to push trash back into the ABS module