stuck rear caliper


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elementfe
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stuck rear caliper

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The previous owner of my "new" 1100 let the rear brake go until there's a marked ridge around the rim of the rotor where the contact area is worn away.
I can't seem to get the caliper to release enough to remove it from the rotor, and thought I'd ask before manhandling it too badly.
Any suggestions?
I've opened the bleeder bolt, but haven't been able to get any motion out of the caliper pistons, though the brake kinda worked last time I rode it.


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quasi2008
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Re: stuck rear caliper

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can you remove the pin retainer and pull the pins and separate the caliper from the pads??
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elementfe
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Re: stuck rear caliper

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That sounds like it would work, can you tell me what those look like? Just getting familiar with this setup, though I've done a number of rotor caliper changes in the past
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Re: stuck rear caliper

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on my 82 gl1100i rear caliper there is a 10mm head bolt on top of the caliper that secures the pin retainer.
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Re: stuck rear caliper

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That was it! For some reason I hadn't been able to find the DIY for replacing the pads, but once I read your comment and did another search there it was, and the assembly came apart. Man, those caliper Pistons are stubborn though... Time for a cleaning perhaps. Thank you so much for your input!


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