Brake Pad realease


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dbenson
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Brake Pad realease

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Hey new to goldwing brake pad work, cant get the unit to back up so i can put in the new pads. I am sure it is something simple but im missing it.


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Re: Brake Pad realease

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Do you mean you can't get the pistons to retract? Are you opening the bleeder when you try to retract the piston(s)? That's always a good idea, to prevent pushing contaminated brake fluid up into the master cylinder.
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Re: Brake Pad realease

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Not sure if Honda would approve of my method but I open the bleeder then squeeze with my giant channel locks!
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Re: Brake Pad realease

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did both of those worked great, thank you
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Re: Brake Pad realease

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If the pads don't retract on their own (if this is what you're saying) the 'spooge' hole in the master cylinder is clogged and needs to be cleaned. The fact that the pads retracted when you opened your bleeder is proof that this breather hole is clogged. Here's a photo (borrowed from Roady's thread at the NGW) that shows the internals of the master cylinder after the cup is removed. There are two holes on the bottom. The hole on the right has a tiny opening in it. That's the spooge hole. If it's plugged, your pads won't retract.




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