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Im trying to put these new ebs pads on my 400 ex. i pushed the caliber piston in as far as it will go. The pads are to thick still. What can I do?
 

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How much space is there between the pads?
 

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when i try to put the pads in the caliper there is not enough space. should the piston be all the way depressed? it will not go down any further??
 

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when i try to put the pads in the caliper there is not enough space. should the piston be all the way depressed? it will not go down any further??
The piston should be pushed in as far as it will go and with both pads in the caliper, there should be enough space in between them for the brake rotor. If the piston is all the way in and there's still not enough room for the pads and rotor, I don't know what the problem would be unless they're the wrong pads.
 

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helmut. does the piston go in as far as flush to the caliper? because mine is pushed all the way in that it will go. and it is not flush to the caliper. it sticks up a little.
 

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helmut. does the piston go in as far as flush to the caliper? because mine is pushed all the way in that it will go. and it is not flush to the caliper. it sticks up a little.
I'm not sure about the 400EX, but I think it is supposed to be flush. Most of the ones that I've noticed have been flush.
 

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Maybe the adjusting screw for the parking brake needs to be backed out so the piston can go all the way in.
 

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i did that with the pin for parking brake. it did let it go in further after doing that but then it didnt go all the way flush. man this is frustrating. i read a review on these ebc mxs pads and guy said he had the hammer them down and then it was a tight fit still. what do you recommend?
 

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I've never had a problem like that and I'm not sure what to tell you about that. Maybe someone else will have run into that same problem and can help.
 

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I use a C-clamp to compress the piston back. Usually is a tight fit anyway you do it.
 

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k im gonna try the c clamp thanks
 

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I've never had luck with any parking brakes. Never seemed to want to work right. Especially with the drum braked hondas.
 

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Good ill remove mine then too.. The C clamp worked! Well the pads are on and very tight. They will loosen after riding and burn away right?
 

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Good ill remove mine then too.. The C clamp worked! Well the pads are on and very tight. They will loosen after riding and burn away right?
Yeah, they will wear down if they need to. As long as they don't have the axle locked up tight, you should be OK.
 

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There are a few companies that make block off plates for the caliper. Does your EX have the park brake lever on the clutch like the other hondas? If so, you might be able to just scrap the stock clutch perch and get a dirtbike style one, that look better with less going on.
 

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Yes my park brake lever is on clutch. what kind do you reccomend?
 

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I have a ModQuad block of plate. There are so many companies that make them you should have no problem finding one. I would remove the whole cable. I bought an after market clutch perch aswell to clean up the handle bars.
 
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