Rear brake change on a 09 trike

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by spirit, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. spirit

    spirit New Member

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    Still trying to figure out how to push the piston back in to make room for the new pads. Anybody know the (secret)?
     
  2. Hoople

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    Your going to flush the system anyway, so just open the bleeder screw and push the pistons in using a puddy knife,, block of wood etc..
    You really don't want to push old fluid back into the system anyway.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I do not know anything about trikes but i do know a wee bit about brakes
    If there is a parking brake system on these brakes then the piston needs to be screwed back in as the parking brake adjuster prevents them from being pushed in
    the two sides need to be screwed in opposite directions to wind the piston back in you will need to apply pressure while winding the piston there are special tools designed for this sort of job
    A quick search brought me this
    Brake Service Tools

    Brian
     
  4. sprinkman

    sprinkman Active Member

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    Do you have the sevice manuel supplement. It tells you how. Release parking brake and loosen park brake lever adjustment knob to remove cable tension.