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post #61 of 76 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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You can put an old brake pad in the caliper and hold the pistons back with one handle end of a pair of pliars. Insert the handle in the the caliper to hold the pistons/psd back, in the middle, between the two pistons that you want to come out.

Not sure if you saw this or not....

2000-2007 Big Twin 4-piston front brake caliper service TUTORIAL.

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post #62 of 76 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 06:05 PM
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I didnt see that. Thanks...i didnt have my pads out that is why i was asking about holding back. Thanks again for your help

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Dave.. thanks for the brakes!! Just got back from the garage, did as you said the only thing is I don't have a damn 12 1/4!! 4 socket sets and no 12 point.. so I did the cheater version. Pulled caliper, put pads together and worked one piston at a time, cleaning as much as possible. It took more time but I have known there was too much travel on my fronts since day one. Not anymore. I will do it right the next time, also by keeping the pads together I could work it with a screw driver and not nick em. Thanks!! BTW if ya put the wife's tooth brush through the dishwasher gets it real clean with no effort.

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BTW if ya put the wife's tooth brush through the dishwasher gets it real clean with no effort.
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the only thing is I don't have a damn 12 1/4!! 4 socket sets and no 12 point.. so I did the cheater version.
I had a hell of a time finding a 12 point 1/4" socket, Harbor Freight, nope... Fastenal, nope... Autozone, nope... finally went to sears and they had one.
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Thanks for the tip, the difference is like night and day! Took a few miles to get used to the improved braking.
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I had a hell of a time finding a 12 point 1/4" socket, Harbor Freight, nope... Fastenal, nope... Autozone, nope... finally went to sears and they had one.
I don't know what brand it is, but I walked into my local auto parts place.. turns out one of the guys there rides too and needed one so he ordered a few... I bought the last one.

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Well, followed the advice in this thread. Wow, maybe two fingered braking. Further, I noticed that before I got the bike, it would seem that only one pad was doing most of the left side braking. I will keep an eye on this. Thanks a lot!!!
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Yep, two fingered braking!!! Went for a short ride yesterday. After a few miles a lot more confidence in the braking. Was able to carry more speed into corners and scrub it off easily without drama!! Thanks again!!
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