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post #1 of 9 Old 09-20-2011, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Rear brake pad replacement.. Help needed

I am currently in the process of changing my rear brake pads on my 919 and I have ran into a problem. Unless I am missing something when you turn the "flat head screw" on the rear caliper it will unveil a 5mm allen head that needs to be removed to replace the pads. I am struggling to get this removed as it will not budge. I am assuming it is standard threaded like the "flat head screw" was. Is this correct? I am putting some penetrating lube on it and will be out for dinner and will come back and try it again. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-20-2011, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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here is the "screw" I am referring to.
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Just checked the manual to make sure, you've got it right, the plug should unscrew to reveal the bolt head.

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Mike,

Get a 3/8" or 1/2" impact driver (one you hit with a hammer) and hex keys for socket wrenches. These tools are a must have for any motorcycle. One good whack should be enough to loosen up that bolt.

Put a small dab of anti-seize on the threads when re-installing.

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Mike,

Get a 3/8" or 1/2" impact driver (one you hit with a hammer) and hex keys for socket wrenches. These tools are a must have for any motorcycle. One good whack should be enough to loosen up that bolt.

Put a small dab of anti-seize on the threads when re-installing.
+1 you do NOT want to strip out that flat head locking screw... otherwise bad things will happen.

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OK I just tried to remove mine to see and it was friggen tight. I used a pair of channel locks on the screwdriver handle to add some torque and it broke loose.


Good luck!

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like mary said you can use some channel locks and a big flat head.

MAKE SURE its a BIG flat head, im talking one that will span the entire width of the slot... flat heads this size are often too wide for the actual slot, so a file, or angle grinder to take a little off to make a perfect fitting flat head is what i did, works wonders.

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Just added some anti-seize to mine...

Edit: I did the fronts too.

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Mike,

Get a 3/8" or 1/2" impact driver (one you hit with a hammer) and hex keys for socket wrenches. These tools are a must have for any motorcycle. One good whack should be enough to loosen up that bolt.

Put a small dab of anti-seize on the threads when re-installing.
I am quickly realizing this. A set of hex key sockets are on my to buy list.

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