I can't seem to get the pin out that holds the pads in on the front brakes of a 2002 honda vtr 1000.Is there a special tool or can you use a normal screw driver? .It doesn,t seem to want to budge with the latter even after spraying it with some WD40.
Vtr 1000 front brake problem
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a gentle tap ( and only gently )with an impact driver ( best done off the bike , on something solid , with rag underneath ) plusgas is better then WD40 , as WD is more of a lubricant .
when you do eventually get too remove the pin , coppergrease the thread ( and pin ) it'll make it easier next time
vtr brake prob
thanks will give it a go when have borrowed an impact driver . I find it incredible that most of the other fittings are held on with allen key bolts and they put the most likely one to seize up on as as flat head screw fitting.I think they do it just to wind us up
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i am totally confused now ooh try an impact driver or buy a gsx1400
what you're trying to get out is the grub screw behind the pin and not the pin, once you have removed the grub screw (flat head screw driver / impact driver) you will need a allen key to uscrew the pad pin.
the grub screw is only short with a fine thread. be careful with impact driver, may be better to try tapping screw driver to try to undo the grub screw.
the main problem is that the grub screw tightens onto the top of the pad pin ( as a safety measure) and can be quite tight but usually small tap should release. re-assemble with some copper grease on the grub screw thread and it should be easier next time
vtr brake prob
thanks for that have managed to sort it now and have done exactly what you have said