Rear brake pad retaining spring. ‘78 GL1000


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Rear brake pad retaining spring. ‘78 GL1000

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Given the rear brake pad retaining spring is now practically impossible to get is there a clever modification to use something else? Perhaps tapping the caliper to take a screw-in pin?

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Re: Rear brake pad retaining spring. ‘78 GL1000

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I think my first attempt would be to find something similar in the automotive market, then modify it as needed to fit the application.
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Re: Rear brake pad retaining spring. ‘78 GL1000

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Thanks for the suggestion. I took the plunge last night and drilled out and tapped the inner side of the calliper where the pin slots into. This will allow a pin threaded at that end to fasten and remove need for retaining spring. Can’t see any detriment to pad movement, there may be an element of anti squeal removed.
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