Rear Brakes!!!! UGGHH!


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portugeezer
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Rear Brakes!!!! UGGHH!

Postby portugeezer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:43 pm



My rear brakes started to sqeal about 500 miles ago. I bought pads and took the top cover off. The upper pin slid right out but the lower one is frozen. I have spent about 4 hours trying to get it to budge but it ain't happening. I'm using a needle nose vice grip and it's just tearing that little nub they give you to pull on to pieces! I tried tapping on it with a hammer and a steel rod to break it loose but no deal. Any suggestions? Looks like a big job to remove that caliper. I can see allan bolts on the inside half of the caliper but there is no room to get at those. Any suggestions? Thanks!



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Re: Rear Brakes!!!! UGGHH!

Postby seabee_ » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:01 pm

Have you sprayed the pins down with pb blaster to loosen things up? The pins tend to get corroded and stuck.
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portugeezer
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Re: Rear Brakes!!!! UGGHH!

Postby portugeezer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:52 pm

I have to say that I'm a bit baffled by the mixture of good and bad designs on these bikes. Having to remove the rear wheel to change brake pads? All I can say is wow! I'm thinking the pins are steel and the caliper is aluminum and we all know what happens there! There is a lot to like about these bikes and a lot to hate. Like having to remove the engine to replace a stator or a clutch! I guess Honda had good and bad designers. The big picture is that I'm working on something that has lasted 36 years so far. It's still very frustrating that I will have to spend a whole day doing a job that takes an hour on most bikes!

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Re: Rear Brakes!!!! UGGHH!

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:17 pm

Bummer, was very quick for me last summer. But 4 years back my PO went through the bike good and nothing has froze that bad since.




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