Author Rear Axel Struggle  (Read 772 times)

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  • Offline delidirtdog   au

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    Rear Axel Struggle
    on: November 12, 2021, 06:05:12 am
    November 12, 2021, 06:05:12 am
    Hi Folks
    Absolute newbie question. I have changed my rear brake pads and I now can not get the caliper to line up with the rim to put the axel back in. have had several goes at it and am now very frustrated. Is there a simple trick I am missing?  :187: :187: :187: :087:

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    Re: Rear Axel Struggle
    Reply #1 on: November 12, 2021, 08:27:51 am
    November 12, 2021, 08:27:51 am
    *Originally Posted by delidirtdog [+]
    Hi Folks
    Absolute newbie question. I have changed my rear brake pads and I now can not get the caliper to line up with the rim to put the axel back in. have had several goes at it and am now very frustrated. Is there a simple trick I am missing?  :187: :187: :187: :087:

    Changing the pads does not involve removing the axle, if you'd struggling I'd suggest removing the pads, pushing the pistons back as much as they go, putting it all together and replacing the pads with the wheel and axle in place. There is also a protrusion on the swingarm that the caliper mount has to slide onto. XR axle is a bit of a b---- to put back in.
    Last Edit: November 12, 2021, 08:28:42 am by Antares

     



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