Originally Posted by Franka548
Now comes the fun part, getting the glue residue off.
Still working on the residue! I have 1/2 the right side and the back done. Goal is to have it painted before we take it to the fair (we camp there with the girls 4-H pigs) the 2nd week of August.
I've only worked on it about 3 hours, it's going well, just haven't had that much time to devote to it.
- Spray on Goof Off with a spray bottle
- Scrape immediately with a hard plastic kitchen scraper (Pampered Chef FTW!)
- Spray again
- Wipe off remaining with rag
Originally Posted by MT4Runner
Made it to the same spot about 5 miles out of town and smelled something hot. The right front caliper was sticking after I changed the pads last week. Pulled over and banged on the caliper, but it wouldn't consistently release. Headed back into town, bought a new caliper, and headed home. Had it changed and rebled in about 30min.
Drove to Idaho to run the Lochsa river this past weekend. I made it about 2h from home and went through Missoula, MT during rush hour traffic.
Wouldn't you know it, the driver's side caliper started sticking. I made it past town and didn't want to brave the traffic again. I had a buddy who was coming over the next morning and called him, and he was going to hit NAPA for me and bring another caliper.
My wife had ridden with another friend and was already far out of service in Idaho.
I called the Idaho State Patrol, and got a message through one of the troopers to the campground host to let my wife know I would be late or the next morning--but not to worry.
In the meantime, since I had nothing to do but wait, I pulled the wheel and caliper off and had my daughter pump the brakes to push the pistons out. I pulled back the rubber seal and used a q-tip to smear grease around the pistons.
I didn't have a c-clamp or vise or hammer, so I used a wood block and the side of my hatchet to tap the pistons back in, and did one at a time so the one would push the other out a few times to work the grease in. Re-installed the caliper and it didn't stick. Called my buddy to hold off on the parts store run and headed for Idaho.
Got to camp and my wife got the message (that I "wasn't coming until the next morning"), was planning to sleep in our friends' RV and had sold our reserved campsite to some Canadians on dualsport bikes.
At least I don't have a 3rd caliper to stick!