Rear brake change--09 Tri-Glide

Discussion in 'Trikes' started by spirit, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. spirit

    spirit New Member

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    what's the trick on pushing the pistons back in to make room for the new pads? I've tried everything, can't get them to budge.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Make sure the pistons are clean (use a shoelace) and I use a flat piece of aluminum and flat blade screwdriver.
     
  3. Boom

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    Also make sure your parking brake cable adjustment (handle) is backed-off.
     
  4. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    I use a C-clamp
     
  5. thebobs

    thebobs New Member

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    +1 on the C-clamp
     
  6. SirDimsdale

    SirDimsdale Active Member

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    On the rear wheels you must remove the parking brake spring then the nut holding the adjuster and remove the adjuster. Then turn the shaft out to give the piston room to move back.
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  7. Hanson

    Hanson New Member

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    thanks was loosing it over the piston not retriving back into the cilynder...gosh!