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Alright, I am an idiot. I was doing work to my lights with the front tire off. Naturally, I went to test them all, but forgot not to squeeze the front brake lever when the front tire is off. Since there was no pressure like I'm used to, I pulled it all the way back. I looked in my Haynes manual to see what it said, but didn't find anything. What do I need to do to fix the mistake that I made. I don't think I can get the front tire back on, there isn't enough room for the disc to fit. Please help me so I can get back on the road this weekend!!!!
 

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Probably as long as you are careful, remove the fluid cap and take the pads out. And like in a car you could gently (with big C-clamp or tool or etc) squeeze the piston back into the caliper. Just remember to put a small piece of wood or metal on the piston to help distribute the weight.
 

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As long as no fluid leaked, I'd just push a large sreewdriver in between the pads near the center and twist it to push the pads back and put it back on. Easier to just take the caliper off and put the wheel on and then put the caliper back on.
 

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I found that an unused paint stir stick fits between the pucks perfectly. Jam that baby in there the moment you lift the caliper off the rotor.
 

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^^^ Nice tip, I'll have to remember that one.
 

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Why not just keep your brain connected?

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FOG said:
Why not just keep your brain connected?

FOG
The word "connected" implies that it had a connection at some point in time. That is surely not the case.

Brian
 

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FOG said:
Why not just keep your brain connected?

FOG

You are starting to sound like spikezx5r. Mistakes happen FOG. Play nice or risk getting flamed.
 
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