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    Rear brake caliper removal
    on: Jan 10, 2018, 09.20 pm
    Jan 10, 2018, 09.20 pm
    Hi. It seems like my rear brake caliper and pads needs a bit of cleaning. Can someone please send a photo to show the bolts need to be loosened to release the REAR brake caliper? Thanks in advance.  :148:
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    Re: Rear brake caliper removal
    Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2018, 09.55 pm
    Jan 10, 2018, 09.55 pm
    This might help a bit.......

    Slacken 8 & 11
    Slacken and remove both No18 bolts This will remove the whole unit and is much easier to deal with!
    Check under the shim that the pad slides on No 7 for corrosion and apply a thin layer of anti-sieze compound to prevent any corrosion in the future.
    Pin No8 is a sliding point so check that, and if dry looking, apply a small amount of rubber grease, ( To much and it will Hydraulic when you put it back together.
    Take note of the way the anti-squeel clip No7 is when taking apart.

    I hope this helps?
    Last Edit: Jan 10, 2018, 10.11 pm by Jono49

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    Re: Rear brake caliper removal
    Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2018, 10.01 pm
    Jan 10, 2018, 10.01 pm
    If you need to ask should you really be touching brakes?

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    Re: Rear brake caliper removal
    Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2018, 06.02 am
    Jan 11, 2018, 06.02 am
    *Originally Posted by Jono49 [+]
    This might help a bit.......

    Slacken 8 & 11
    Slacken and remove both No18 bolts This will remove the whole unit and is much easier to deal with!
    Check under the shim that the pad slides on No 7 for corrosion and apply a thin layer of anti-sieze compound to prevent any corrosion in the future.
    Pin No8 is a sliding point so check that, and if dry looking, apply a small amount of rubber grease, ( To much and it will Hydraulic when you put it back together.
    Take note of the way the anti-squeel clip No7 is when taking apart.

    I hope this helps?
    It helps, I appreciate it alot. What actually bothered me was the front 18. But this exploded view solves it all.
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    Re: Rear brake caliper removal
    Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2018, 06.04 am
    Jan 11, 2018, 06.04 am
    *Originally Posted by Mika [+]
    If you need to ask should you really be touching brakes?
    Thanks for caring, but all I needed was the exploded view. Its not that obvious by just looking into it. I assume there is an exploded view for a reason?
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    Re: Rear brake caliper removal
    Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2021, 06.07 pm
    Feb 04, 2021, 06.07 pm
    Really useful post, just done a brake service and the rear caliper was a pain to remove. I notice the trick is to slide the caliper back towards the engine to avoid hitting the spokes when removing it.

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    Re: Rear brake caliper removal
    Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2021, 11.40 am
    Feb 05, 2021, 11.40 am
    thanks for that. in a vid on u tube it's suggested that removing the caliper is easier if a hole is drilled in the cover to access the mounting bolt 18 - what do you think? is it worth it?

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    Re: Rear brake caliper removal
    Reply #7 on: Feb 06, 2021, 08.28 am
    Feb 06, 2021, 08.28 am
    I could see that it may make access a little simpler but I managed easily enough by removing the cover bolts underneath the swinging arm and lifting the cover up, which allowed me to give everywhere a good clean at the same time.
    One thing I had to do was to install the right side pad after the calliper was on the disc as there wasn’t sufficient clearance with  both pads fitted due the thickness of the new brake material. There may be a way I just couldn’t figure it out.