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Offline Somenewfeller

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Front Brake Pads
« on: August 07, 2017, 01:52:35 AM »
This is probably a stupid question, but how do you remove the front brake pads from a 74 TX 500? I can't figure it out for the life of me.

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Re: Front Brake Pads
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 12:32:26 PM »
They drop out from the bottom so you either unbolt the caliper from the fork or take the wheel off. They are usualy very loose in the body and will fall out unless heavily rusted. Then you need to push the piston back into the body to install fresh pads.

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Re: Front Brake Pads
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 05:30:12 AM »
Thanks! Any tips on how to remove them if they're rusted? Took off the caliper and the pads won't budge.

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Re: Front Brake Pads
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 05:24:54 AM »
You can use heat to loosen the grip the rust has on them. Small propane torch, heat a bit, tap it with a hammer, heat a bit, tap, repeat.
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