Stuck caliper pins 1990 SE


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majorxx
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Stuck caliper pins 1990 SE

Postby majorxx » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:13 am



The plugs came out easy but all 4 brake pad pins are stuck HARD in the caliper housing on a 1990 SE. The pins have a hex socket and appear to be threaded. Are the pins threaded? Some repair articles appear to indicate they can be driven out with a punch. The hex sockets are worn making the removal even more difficult. I am soaking them with PB Blaster and will try the ATF and acetone too. Anyone had success with this problem. Thank...



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mikelens
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Re: Stuck caliper pins 1990 SE

Postby mikelens » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:09 am

The pins are threaded. They should be loosened while the caliper is still on the bike; makes it more stable & you can get better leverage. A good hex socket is important to get a tight fit & not ruin the pin. I have cut a piece off an allen wrench & used a regular socket on that. You can try an allen wrench with a deep socket & an extension slipped over the end for leverage.
http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11061

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Re: Stuck caliper pins 1990 SE

Postby harvey01 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:22 am

Just to be safe, make sure the head is an allen head and not a torx. I know on the GL1800 some of those bolts are torx heads and you do need the correct torx socket to work them.
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majorxx
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Re: Stuck caliper pins 1990 SE

Postby majorxx » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:59 pm

Thanks Harvey.. I was able to get one pin out.

The other three allen scocket heads were butchered by someone. I will see if the machine shop can get them out and save the calipers.

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Re: Stuck caliper pins 1990 SE

Postby tprender » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:07 am

The front pins were in real good when I tried to remove them last fall. I was able to get 2 of them out using my allen socket. Went to a friend that had a flat set of easy outs and got one out. The last one would not come out for anything. Findly ended up drilling out the head and punching out the pin. Then got out my tap set and retapped the hole to fit the new pin. When I put the old and new pins in, covered them with a lot of anti-seize. I did this with the calipers on the bike.

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Re: Stuck caliper pins 1990 SE

Postby majorxx » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:18 am

Does anyone know if the Torx pins can be used in the 1500 calipers? They might make a better choice for my replacements.

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Re: Stuck caliper pins 1990 SE

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:22 pm

Just using my ability to reason, I would have bet that the Hex socket screw could handle more torque than an equivalent Torx screw. But, this article (probably written by the Torx folks) says otherwise. So, It sounds like you could. But where would you acquire such pins of the same design and strength rating, but with a Torx socket ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx




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