What tool for brake pad removal

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by folklectic, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. folklectic

    folklectic New Member

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    Hiya,
    Just signed up here and it's great!
    So, I have a question about the brakes on my bike and any help would be greatly welcomed. What tool do i need to remove the two pins holding the brake pads in the calipers on my 04 Electra-glide? This is driving me nuts! I've tried 12 point metric (down to a size7) and a tork bit and cant find anything that fits!
    Thanks in advance,

    Folklectic
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I use a 1/4 drive by 1/4 thin wall 12 point socket. I got mine from snapon, couldn't find one in any store
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    1/4" - 12 Point available in sears would do it nicely.
     
  4. RickB

    RickB Member

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    The other choice but harder to find is a reverse or female torx. There is a name for it that I have forgotten. Sears has them but not in the size to fit your brakes. You would probably have to go to Snap on. That's why most of us use the 1/4" 12 point socket.
     
  5. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    1/4" 12 point X 1/4" drive socket will do the trick
     
  6. Fisher

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    The '04 calipers are not floaters so lubing the pins won't do much except contaminate the pads if you're generous with the lube.I use a 12 PT 1/4".I do smear a little waterproof grease on the threaded portion of the pins.Makes them easier to remove later.A 6MM 12 PT is what it really is but either that or the 1/4" 12 PT will do the job.