Brake Caliper Piston Removal Made Simple

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Re: Brake Caliper Piston Removal Made Simple

Post #16 by tomk1960 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:14 am

ericheath wrote:Nice vid. I look forward to the others. Growing up in Cow Hampshire and going to college in Mass, the accent was like music to my eahs.


And here I thought I had a neutral accent...I guess some of the "Wistah" in me came through, eh? :oops:
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Post #17 by Topwingnut » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:47 am

Great video and excellent quality ... Look forward to many more ...
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Post #18 by abert51 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:13 am

very nice contribution to the site Tom (and son in law). Thank you.
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Post #19 by abert51 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:15 am

'wistah' as in Worcester MA. I'm in Sutton. golly.
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Post #20 by tomk1960 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:30 pm

abert51 wrote:'wistah' as in Worcester MA. I'm in Sutton. golly.


Just 20 minutes down the road from me...we have enough local NGW members (at least 3) to start a Massachusetts chapter!
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Post #21 by Toehead » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:11 pm

tomk1960 wrote:
abert51 wrote:'wistah' as in Worcester MA. I'm in Sutton. golly.


Just 20 minutes down the road from me...we have enough local NGW members (at least 3) to start a Massachusetts chapter!

Id say at least 5 :)
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Re: Brake Caliper Piston Removal Made Simple

Post #22 by bonestock3 » Wed May 27, 2015 5:17 am

So I'm very new to this, I've watched this video several times and I get the idea, but I'm trying to figure how to get to the bleeding aspect of things from a stock standpoint. I figure Caliper off, brake pads out, but then what? Does it bleed automatically? Should something specific be removed to allow the flow of brake fluid? What? I need to get into my right caliper but plan on going through the whole braking system for a thorough cleaning and inspection. Where should I start? I've watched all your YouTube videos (I'm a fan) but still not sure where to start. Thanks in advanced.
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Re: Brake Caliper Piston Removal Made Simple

Post #23 by Whiskerfish » Wed May 27, 2015 9:19 am

For the most part you need the system complete and installed. Otherwise the pistons would just be pushed out of the calipers

Try some reading here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_bleeding
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Re: Brake Caliper Piston Removal Made Simple

Post #24 by Youngster » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:27 am

This video is great - very helpful. Is there any reason why one couldn't just pull the calipers off the rotors and leave them connected to the master cylinder to complete this function? I could imagine that the mess of brake fluid so close to the bike would be an issue, but otherwise it seems possible. Also, do you have any tricks for getting new Pistons into the calipers after rebuild? Thanks!

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Re: Brake Caliper Piston Removal Made Simple

Post #25 by Toehead » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:04 pm

If you get all the scale out of the seal grooves (I use a brass wire brush wheel on a dremel), the piston should go in with hand pressure. Lube the seal with some clean brake fluid first.

If you have to force it with a press or clamp, something isn't right.
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Post #26 by 5speed » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:19 pm

just getting into rebuilding my brakes and subscribed to your video's Tom. anim-cheers1
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Re: Brake Caliper Piston Removal Made Simple

Post #27 by boogie red » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:00 am

Nice video, cool setup, what about this, I just pull a caliper off leave everything hooked up get my spacer setup start pumping!
See what happens, this will be fun, thanks again
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Re: Brake Caliper Piston Removal Made Simple

Post #28 by tomk1960 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:51 pm

Smart move! That will do the trick and you saved time by not having to set up on the bench.
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