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I went to change my rear brake pads on my Fat Bob the other day and the rear caliber seems to need to be compressed back a little to put the new pads in. Any suggestions on what to use to compress the caliber? I have an old clamp I use for my cars but it won't fit the bike.

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I went to change my rear brake pads on my Fat Bob the other day and the rear caliber seems to need to be compressed back a little to put the new pads in. Any suggestions on what to use to compress the caliber? I have an old clamp I use for my cars but it won't fit the bike.

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If nothing else....... put the old pads in place and pry them apart with a bar or a large screwdriver . Don't overflow the brake fluid .
 

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I have a large screwdriver that works ok. Also, a chisel will work, and you can use an adjustable wrench on the chisel for torque. Before you push the pistons in is a good time to spray brake clean in there and wrap a string or shoelace around the pistons and polish the crud off.
P.S. they are caliPers
 

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I have a large screwdriver that works ok. Also, a chisel will work, and you can use an adjustable wrench on the chisel for torque. Before you push the pistons in is a good time to spray brake clean in there and wrap a string or shoelace around the pistons and polish the crud off.

P.S. they are caliPers

I know phone doesn't like to spell words correctly... Lol

Thanks for the advice!
 
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