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Cannot find Front brake hardware

I ordered several sets of pads for my VN750ís and none came with the hardware clips to hold them in the calipers. Iíve never seen pads that didnít come with hardware, but they didnít. These are expensive too, but didnít include it.

Iíve been looking everywhere for the clips and canít find them so does anyone have a source for them or know if a substitute before i go try and make some?

Ps- these pads are AWESOME. Iíve put a few hundred miles on them with one of my bikes and they have no brake dust, no fade, and the sintered ceramic gold works awesome. Recommended!
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92081-1525 Pad Spring This part number?

https://www.kawasakipartshouse.com/o...525/spring-pad

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: https://www.kawasakipartshouse.com/o...7b/front-brake

Same part number used on a lot of different Kawis, new ones on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...Desc=0&_sop=15

Those ceramic pads are tough on rotors, especially if you use them hard.

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Oops, now I see there's a pair of 92081A Pad Spring Stopper on the inside pad, maybe?

Should be able to search the part number at ebay 92081-1661 Which is from the parts list.

One or two on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...aki+92081-1525
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ok thanks I’m checking into it. That price is ridiculous for a tiny piece of metal.


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Definitely overpriced.

Usually get them for autos, with the pads, but never did get them for the ATVs. Haven't had to do them on my bike yet.

I put ceramic pads on my car, and a year later my rotors are wompy. 4-wheel discs on it.

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Had a chance to check and the clips are actually there, just not working. All the diagrams in my books shown itís all correct so must be a tolerance thing. Itís still falling out and dragging the rotor. I donít see why these clips arenít other way around. The tabs are on the back.
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Can they be squeezed a bit to make them grip tighter? Have to get just the right amount, I know they're a royal pita when they're bent. It's hard to spring them back into shape.

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Ceramic is definitely hard on brake rotors. I stopped using them on cars as well. Good name brand semi-metallic is what I've gone back to.

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Ceramic is definitely hard on brake rotors. I stopped using them on cars as well. Good name brand semi-metallic is what I've gone back to.
That's what I'm doing if there's a next time, with new rotors. Bad thing is, replacement rotors tend to be cheap-ese unless you really step up the money. They're not real bad yet, but the vibration is there.

Bummer because the wheels are so hard to clean.

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I love these pads. Perfect response. Very grippy, but smooth at the same time. They definitely have a nicer control. None of the other bikes are even close and they have everything from $20 ebay pads to factory Tokico. They just don’t apply themselves with the same authority. I’ll definitely buy more for the other bikes.

Rotors being turned or replaced are common maintenance. Besides they are dirty cheap. I have over 10 options on rotors for $15 shipped in the first row on ebay. No way I’d drive a crappy pad for no reason. 90% of people who have VN’s have never turned their rotors so all those on ebay are factory thickness and would be on their first turn.
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