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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Frozen rear brake pad pin

anybody know a way to remove a rounded out brake pad retainer pin???

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 05:53 PM
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anybody know a way to remove a rounded out brake pad retainer pin???
HI, just re-replied to your post over on Venturerider, maybe some of those ideas will help.

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If all else fails, try to find a rear caliper assembly from a trike take off parts pile.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 12:39 AM
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Thanks for clearing that M61A1MECH up as is sounds like a breach of a job.

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HI, just re-replied to your post over on Venturerider, maybe some of those ideas will help.

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I would think some heat and an ez-out would do the trick - next would be vice grips on the pin between the pads or cut the pin in the middle, remove the pads then use vise grips. Either way - you'll need a new pin.. B.

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Happened to me on my 1500. Overzealous tire mechanic that drove that pin home too hard!!! Stripped the pin and broke the ez out. Found a new trike take off caliper on ebay and bought it. Had to break the seal on the hydraulic system, but it needed a flushing anyway. That might be your easiest answer. Try to find a new trike take off, you may end up with new pads included!!

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2017, 07:15 AM
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I'm not a fan of easy outs, all they ever do is snap off and leave a portion of hardened metal in the hole so now you can't even drill it out.

I'd see if I could get some vice grips on the exposed portion of the pin between the brake pads and turn it that way.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2017, 07:40 AM
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Or I have a rear brake caliper from my trike conversion.
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