View Full Version : cant get rear caliper back on after bleed...
01-21-2012, 03:28 PM
I just did a rear break bleed , technique from a post here...
but now I just cant get the caliper back on the disk again.. the pads dont let me...
any ideas ? to much fluid ?
01-21-2012, 03:53 PM
Spread the pads till it fits.
01-21-2012, 06:07 PM
It's super easy, just do as kzmille said. I usually have to do it each time.
01-22-2012, 03:02 AM
nxt time you do it put a spacer between the pads (single old pad works well) or a piece of wood etc
Use a piece of wood to spread the pads to minimize risk of chipping the pads
01-22-2012, 08:08 AM
Perhaps you have overfilled the reservoir, so that you can't push the pads out? If so, remove some with a turkey baster or the like.
01-22-2012, 10:32 AM
Or took too much play out of the linkage.
01-22-2012, 11:06 AM
Thanks for all the replies...let me get to work on the breaks
01-23-2012, 09:19 AM
got it to work... used a small piece of wood to open it up and let some of the fluid out opening the valve.....
01-23-2012, 09:38 AM
If you had to open the valve to get more space then you may have other problems. You should be able to push the pistons into the caliper without opening the bleeder. If you were not able to it indicates that your brake pedal-push rod is adjusted too tight or that the reservoir is over filled. Have you adjusted the push rod? There must be free-play between the push-rod and master cylinder piston. 0.5-1.0mm is spec from the manual.
01-23-2012, 04:16 PM
kzmille thanks.. I opened the valve to get some fluid out.. rode a the bike a few minutes and the rear break seemed fine..
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