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 Post subject: Insanely stupid question.. how to get caliper off
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:57 pm 
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Which bolt is it? There are 2 sets, both 16mm.

Is it the one the spanner is on or the one above? I just want to replace the pads..

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 Post subject: Re: Insanely stupid question.. how to get caliper off
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:03 pm 
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The one that doesn't have the ratchet on it. You also need an open end spanner to hold the securing bolt on the inner edge to undo the caliper. You only need to undo one of the two retaining bolts.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Insanely stupid question.. how to get caliper off
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:45 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
The one that doesn't have the ratchet on it. You also need an open end spanner to hold the securing bolt on the inner edge to undo the caliper. You only need to undo one of the two retaining bolts.


Ahh thanks mate. Do i need a 16mm open spanner too?

What are the other bolts for?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Insanely stupid question.. how to get caliper off
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:49 pm 
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thepistonhead wrote:
67RCE wrote:
The one that doesn't have the ratchet on it. You also need an open end spanner to hold the securing bolt on the inner edge to undo the caliper. You only need to undo one of the two retaining bolts.


Ahh thanks mate. Do i need a 16mm open spanner too?

What are the other bolts for?

two are caliper bracket bolts, two are caliper retaining bolts, to hold the caliper in the bracket. I thing it is either 15 or 16mm open end you will need.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Insanely stupid question.. how to get caliper off
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:52 pm 
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And if you can, throw that ratchet in the bin.

I wouldn't be doing any brakes with that.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:54 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
And if you can, throw that ratchet in the bin.

I wouldn't be doing any brakes with that.


Or weld it up n use it as a heavy spanner... Arent those bolts 15mm??
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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:06 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
And if you can, throw that ratchet in the bin.

I wouldn't be doing any brakes with that.


Why?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:12 pm 
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thepistonhead wrote:
Krytox wrote:
And if you can, throw that ratchet in the bin.

I wouldn't be doing any brakes with that.


Why?


Cos the ratchet slips and you lose skin from your knuckles or slit your wrist on the dust cover plate...
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 Post subject: Re: Insanely stupid question.. how to get caliper off
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:16 pm 
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:lol: so? it's part of diy
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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:20 pm 
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Nah, its not. Splitting a finger open cos a $2 tool broke is not DIY. DIY is doing a job satisfactorily that would have cost hundreds in a workshop, and the satisfaction that goes with it. DIY does not involve the emergency room people.
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