Saturday, January 18, 2020

EZ-RIDER - The Front Calipers From HELL!!!

The Front Brakes Were Shot...

And that's an understatement!  In actual fact, I couldn't even get the brakes to move, much less come off at first, because the rusting brake pad parts had swelled up against the inside of the caliper housing to the point where they were well and truly stuck fast against the disk.

I ended up levering the calipers off of the disk using a flat blade screwdriver, then my largest BONDHUS hex key, and then finally, a plank of wood!

When I finally did get the calipers off, BOTH of the front brake pads split away from their backing pad and dropped immediately to the ground!  It was much more dramatic firsthand than it looks on video, I assure you!  Still...enjoy! 

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Bill of Materials

Bondhus 22199 Hex L-wrench DoublePK,Long Length,12137 .050-3/8" & 12199 1.5-10mm

Felo 0715750274 1/2" Series 800 Slotted Screwdriver, 8"

WD-40 Multi-Use Product Non-Aerosol Trigger Pro Spray. 20 oz. [1-Pack]

GLOVEWORKS HD Industrial Black Nitrile Gloves - 6 mil, Latex Free, Powder Free, Diamond Texture, Disposable, Large, GWBN46100-BX, Box of 100

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