Caliper Maintenance

Many new and reconditioned rear calipers are sold because owners or mechanics damage the calipers as they renew the brake pads. This happens because they are unfamiliar with the design and push back the pistons with a G-clamp. The correct procedure is to wind the calipers back with the adjuster located at the very back of the caliper.

Lots of adjuster bolts are correctly located and then broken. To avoid this happening to you, the day before you change your rear brake pads remove the 14mm bolt (which reveals the adjuster Allen bolt) at the very back of the caliper and spray WD40 or a penetrating oil and replace the cover bolt. This will help free the adjuster for the next day.