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Old 09-26-2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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Brake pad retaining pin stuck, just wont come out, is this dealer item?

Hey guys, my brake pad retaining pin is stuck and absolutely will not come out, i've doused it with pblaster and parts cleaner and everything i had in my shed but it will not pry free.

To top it off i've marred the slot in the process, is this pin supposed to be unfastened with a slotted screw driver? also, are there places one can purchase this without having to go to the dealer? its prob a common tokico retaining pin?
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Hey guys, my brake pad retaining pin is stuck and absolutely will not come out, i've doused it with pblaster and parts cleaner and everything i had in my shed but it will not pry free.

To top it off i've marred the slot in the process, is this pin supposed to be unfastened with a slotted screw driver? also, are there places one can purchase this without having to go to the dealer? its prob a common tokico retaining pin?
Did you try heating it up with a torch, then spraying it with water/solvent? Usually does the trick for me and I've worked on some 20 year old cars were was practically welded on.
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Looks like a single piston, sliding caliper. That retaining pin should be able to be removed with a slotted screwdriver. If that doesn't work, an impact tool with the appropriate tip should get it loose. Those pins often have some sort of Loctite to keep them from vibrating loose. It's possible that a previous owner used stronger than recommended stuff.
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Looks like a single piston, sliding caliper. That retaining pin should be able to be removed with a slotted screwdriver. If that doesn't work, an impact tool with the appropriate tip should get it loose. Those pins often have some sort of Loctite to keep them from vibrating loose. It's possible that a previous owner used stronger than recommended stuff.
If loctite is the issue, heat will help that too.
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I dont have a torch i have a regular cheap-o heat gun will that possibly work? caliper is free from swing-arm but its still attached to its hydraulic hose so i dont have alot of room to work with and i would like to not cause any damage to the hose or fluid areas
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I dont have a torch i have a regular cheap-o heat gun will that possibly work? caliper is free from swing-arm but its still attached to its hydraulic hose so i dont have alot of room to work with and i would like to not cause any damage to the hose or fluid areas
Heat gun won't hurt, but might not get it hot enough. I'd reattach the caliper to the swingarm to make this easier on yourself.
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the dog'gone exhaust is right in the way of the retaining pin when the caliper is fastened to the bike, i cant get to it if its not un-fastened, and i didnt even have any luck removing one bolt and "flipping it forward" because it still wouldnt come high enough.
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Not sure what year it is (this schematic is based off '06), but looks like that pin should screw out with a hex key.
Brake pad retaining pin stuck, just wont come out, is this dealer item?Brake pad retaining pin stuck, just wont come out, is this dealer item?
http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oempa...-k6-sk6-k7-sk7
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:47 AM   #11
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Ok, so no Loctite. It uses a jam nut instead. The locking nut is unfastened with the slotted screwdriver, and then the retaining pin comes out with a hex key.
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Thanks JAE it appears that i am having problems getting #8 off in that picture you posted, i cant even get to the retaining pin #7 i guess the cap is #8 and its not wanting to come out >_<''

and i never noticed this but it may be possible that the front two brake calipers are tokico while the back is nissin,

does it say whether a hex key will fit in #8 or is that a slotted bit? mine is so marred at this point i cant tell if at one time a hex key would've fit.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:34 AM   #13
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The "cap" has a slotted head for a flat head screwdriver.
The allen head underneath is a 5mm allen socket.
If it won't budge bring the caliper by before it gets to torn up and I'll get it out for you.
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That's a good case for a impact screwdriver.
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I dont have a torch i have a regular cheap-o heat gun will that possibly work? caliper is free from swing-arm but its still attached to its hydraulic hose so i dont have alot of room to work with and i would like to not cause any damage to the hose or fluid areas
Probably not, you need to heat it until it is glowing and then spray it down so it cools rapidly. This usually breaks it loose pretty easily.

Go to harbor frieght they have cheap mini torch's
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Probably not, you need to heat it until it is glowing and then spray it down so it cools rapidly. This usually breaks it loose pretty easily.

Go to harbor frieght they have cheap mini torch's
You don't ever want to heat aluminum that hot. It won't glow, it'll melt.
Not to mention the potential to damage the rubber caliper seals with that much heat.

You can lightly heat it with a heat gun to allow the PB Blaster to work it's way into the threads.
The aluminum reacts with the steel plug and will corrode pretty badly, usually you can soak it awhile and it'll come loose using a good impact driver.
That's if someone didn't cross thread it the last time it was serviced.
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and i never noticed this but it may be possible that the front two brake calipers are tokico while the back is nissin
The 07 is the same way.
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My mistake didn't realize it was aluminum
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Mine is nissin on the rear too
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