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Offline Mark

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Break pad pin
« on: May 11, 2015, 12:07:00 AM »
Help, a bit of brake maintenance, one front calliper stripped and cleaned, no probs. started on the other side and the pin is seized solid, even after wd40 it won't budge and now the Allen key in the bolt is rounded off, any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Break pad pin
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 12:12:13 AM »
Penetrating fluid as opposed to WD40..leave it overnight and try again,there are bits that fit into rounded off allen heads that have like a reverse thread that bites into the inside of the allen head ...but do require some penetrating fluid to help.
I will have a look and see if I can find where to source them.

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Re: Break pad pin
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 12:19:44 AM »
Also..when penetrating fluid is used....putting a punch into the allen head and hitting it sometimes 'shocks' the bolt loose...another one is to get a torx key that is a bit too large and hammer it into the hammer head...you will damage the torx bit but cheap enough to replace.
You could try and use a hot air gun on the caliber to expand the caliber body...this may allow the bolt to release.I would avoid flame.
A combination of all may work.

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Re: Break pad pin
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 12:37:27 AM »
Google this item .....Clarke CHT526 - 12pce Drill & Screw Extractor Set

You do have to drill the bolt out with a very good drill bit and be careful not to let the bit go off centre and into the caliber body,which it can do as the body is softer than the bolt.
Youtube is a good 'how to' source also.

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Re: Break pad pin
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 05:40:26 AM »
Then when all that is done replace with stainless steel ones there is a fellow member who makes them quite a few off us have replaced them, I can honestly say it's a great little mod, it had them in two years and they are still as new, I have bike OCD and change my oil filter and brakes every six months
Good luck getting the old ones out
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Re: Break pad pin
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 06:34:03 AM »
 Hi Stealth
Done search and can't find them stainless pins can you tell me where you got them from please.?
I have already copper slipped them though

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Re: Break pad pin
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 08:07:12 AM »
Stainless steels brake pad pins - you need to PM paulvfr; I got some from him a few weeks ago and he had a few sets left then. They have a proper male head on them which means that you don't need those stupidly soft plugs anymore and no more issues with rounding-off of the female hex socket on the OEM pins.  :152:

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Re: Break pad pin
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 10:19:52 AM »
Cheers for info, I have messaged him.  I agree that the pins are a silly idea.  I have already copper slipped mine but a new design pin sounds better.  Add you say the plug is very soft and I can't see the point of it  :084:
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Re: Break pad pin
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2015, 01:04:19 PM »
My "Paulvfr" pins are several years old now and still look like new whenever I remove them during brake maintenance.
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