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howdo I remove the pad pins to get the pads out??I already removed the retainerThe pins seem locked solid. There seems to be caps on the ends. Do they come off somehow??



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The pins should just tap out from the retainer side. Don't tap so hard that you mushroom the end of the pins. Soak the caliper in WD40. If the pins are in that bad of shape you probably need to get a caliper rebuild kit too.
 

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Hi speedbird,

what's happened is the alloy caliper has corroded and the swelling has frozen the pins in place, you may need to take the calipers to a garage/workshop with a hydraulic press to push them out.

You'll certainly be needing new pins (not too expensive). Before you refit the caliper run a clearance drill through the pins holes to clear out any remaining corrosion. Use a copper grease to help prevent the same thing happening the next time you replace the pads.
 

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thanks. what has me stumped is that the pins on the retainer end seem to have some sort of small mushroom cap. sort of to keep them from falling out. Anyhow, this has really peed me off. Ive been at this for 2 days. had to stop a couple times for rain. This is the brake job from hell. Everything is siezed. Even the pistons are rusted. I dont think the brakes have ever been done on this bike. the rear anyhow.



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I know what you mean speedbird, when I did my brakes on my '84 Interstate, they were exactly the same.

As travelinmays states, the pins push out from the retainer side, the mushroom is where the retainer sits. This is where you need to be careful, if you flatten the mushrooms, there is no way the pins will come out unless you cut and drill them!

turn the caliper upside down, make a dam and fill the caliper with a penetrating fluid and leave overnight to soak into the pins, see if that helps.

I still think that if they are as bad as mine were, you're going to need to get them pressed out, took 20 tons of force to move mine!!!!

good luck......................:bash:
 
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