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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Pads

Does anyone have step by step instructions on how to change the rear brake pads?

Upon replacing the rear tire and having the rear brake pads removed, the parking brake button was pressed. This engaged the brake pads to themselves, i.e. the brake calipers are closed and we are unable to open them. We have tried to pry them open, similar to a regular car caliper, but this did not work either. We are also unable to turn off the Spyder, as the Spyder safety mechanism will not allow the bike to shut off unless the brake is on.

Therefore, we thought if we had instructions on how to replace the brake pads, we might be able to find a solution to our other issues.

We also thought about pulling the Main Fuse, but we are afraid of what this might do to other computer components.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2014, 07:46 AM
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First: Did you hit the button again, to RELEASE the parking brake?
(Sorry; I HAD to ask the easiest question to answer first...)
Normally; a honkin' big screwdriver can be forced in-between the pads, and used to convince them to head back for home...



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Does anyone have step by step instructions on how to change the rear brake pads? Yes. Step 1: Take it to the dealer. Step 2: Due to step 1 there is no step 2.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Bob - Yes, we did try to release the parking brake. Thanks for asking though.

We have been able to separate the pads some, but they won't budge anymore; and neither will the caliper piston. We might try to release some pressure via the brake fluid; unless someone tells us otherwise.

If we don't attempt that, or it doesn't work, we have an appointment scheduled with the shop.

Thanks!
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Remember; that piston only moves in and out; there's absolutely NO side to side slop in the system...
Wrok those pads back into place by keeping them as parallel as you can! Don't try to just pry them back; it won't work...
Patience, and an attention to how the prying forces are being applied will get you there!



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Perhaps turn off the parking brake and remove the parking brake cable...

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Don't mess around

Without a simple fix, best to let a Spyder tech, look at it.
Hope it's something simple to repair or replace, & adjust perhaps.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions, but unfortunately, we have either tried all of those ideas or they are not possible. It is heading to the dealer.
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If you can remove the pin that holds the pads in place Tork bit needed for that slide the pads out .Then you will see the piston that works the brakes there should be two small holes in it .Use a set of long nose pliers to turn the piston that will back it off.
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If you can remove the pin that holds the pads in place Tork bit needed for that slide the pads out .Then you will see the piston that works the brakes there should be two small holes in it .Use a set of long nose pliers to turn the piston that will back it off.
Unfortunately the wife will not let me use the Honkin' Big Screw Driver on the bike .......
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