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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:58 am 
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PerazziMx14 wrote:
You'll spend 5 time more time trying to pull the caliper while the wheel is in place.


And just when I thought I was on to something . . . I will heed the the advise of wiser gentlemen. Mr. Kool said pretty much the same thing. Guess I know what this afternoon's project is.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:31 am 
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The answer to your question involves what are your removing the rear caliper for?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:37 am 
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methanol wrote:
The answer to your question involves what are your removing the rear caliper for?


I want to paint them. You know, so they look cool, like a high end set of Brembos.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:44 am 
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Dreaded Rebel wrote:
methanol wrote:
The answer to your question involves what are your removing the rear caliper for?


I want to paint them. You know, so they look cool, like a high end set of Brembos.


OK.
It's doable with the wheel in, but with lots on mucking around.
Chose your paint type carefully.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:04 am 
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I've now got two votes each. Max Kool and PerazziMx14 feel I should remove the rear wheel, as it will save me a lot of pissin' and moan' in the end. Methanol, you and Sandcrabdave feel it can be done with the wheel in place.

Would you look back a post or two and let me know if you think my thinking is headed in the right direction?

Brake pad removal first should ease getting the caliper off the bracket - I think.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:58 am 
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Grabbed a couple of beers and headed out to the shop and took a good hard look at the caliper while swilling down the brewskis. Removing the caliper without removing the rear wheel can be done but it is a PITA. R&Ring the rear wheel is not that much of a hassle after you have done it a few times. a couple of things that make it easier is to go ahead and remove the upper chain guard, it makes getting the chain back on easier and without it there chain alignment is easy peasy. I usually use my MotionPro chain alignment tool since it is easy and quick to use and is in my rear wheel tool bag by default. The biggest hassle is getting the wheel back into the swingarm with new or fairly fresh cush rubbers, if your wheel just pops back in it is probably time to examine the cush rubbers since they are probably due for replacement anyway. Having a large screwdriver or small pry bar handy to move the wheel to the left while lifting it into the swingarm is a major plus with fresh cush rubbers.

As far as painting the calipers... well different strokes for different folks we say down here.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:15 am 
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Rear wheel removal wins!

But not today - got back from grocery shopping and am treating myself to a Tramadol & cyclobezaprine and spending a good part of the afternoon flat on my back.

Yee-haa.


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