Front brake caliper pistons stuck in caliper


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Front brake caliper pistons stuck in caliper

Postby lukeinmexico » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:18 pm



Hey guys,
I just did the front fork seals on my 1986 1200 Interstate.
When the front wheel was off I accidently pulled the brake lever so I used a c-clamp to push in the pistons in the front calipers (I loosened the master cylinder cover). When I put the bike back together the pistons in right side caliper are not moving (they seem to be stuck in the caliper). I took off the left side caliper and used the c-clamp again to push in the pistons, reattached the caliper and pumped the brakes again, but no dice. The left caliper pistons push out, but nothing happens on the right side. Any suggestions on how to get the pistons to move without removing and rebuilding the caliper?
Thanks in advance for your help,
Sincerely,
Bobby



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Re: Front brake caliper pistons stuck in caliper

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:21 pm

lukeinmexico wrote:Hey guys,
I just did the front fork seals on my 1986 1200 Interstate.
When the front wheel was off I accidently pulled the brake lever so I used a c-clamp to push in the pistons in the front calipers (I loosened the master cylinder cover). When I put the bike back together the pistons in right side caliper are not moving (they seem to be stuck in the caliper). I took off the left side caliper and used the c-clamp again to push in the pistons, reattached the caliper and pumped the brakes again, but no dice. The left caliper pistons push out, but nothing happens on the right side. Any suggestions on how to get the pistons to move without removing and rebuilding the caliper?
Thanks in advance for your help,
Sincerely,
Bobby


Just to make sure...you are pumping the brake PEDAL, right? That is what actuates the pistons in the front right caliper, not the hand lever.

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Re: Front brake caliper pistons stuck in caliper

Postby lukeinmexico » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:29 pm

Oh my...that was quick (I didn't know the pedal operated the front right caliper). :?
Thank you so much; problem solved!


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