Rear calipers

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Rear calipers

Post by stuartkeith » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:52 pm

I've been trying for an age to change rear pads, I can change the piston side, however I can't seem to move the calipers at all to get space on the outside of the disc. Is there a lock screw I need to remove at all to get it to slide? At present I on
Y have one new pad on each side lol.
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Re: Rear calipers

Post by GingerMagic » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:18 am

Hi, the rear calipers are prone to have seized sliders.... :roll: There is no lockscrew or anything - just rust!!

You can remove the calipers and stick them in a vice to try to free the slider - or if you can't remove them completely then just wiggle them free from the back-plate ( 1 allen bolt and 1 16mm bolt )and squeeze the sliders with a sort of clamp?

If you get the sliders to, er, slide - then use some red grease behind the rubber covers to stop them seizing again - be careful though as they split easily.
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