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OK, I came home tonight and found a bolt in my rear tire so tomorrow morn. I am going to remove rear wheel and go get new tire installed. For those that have removed rear wheel, did you remove the rear brake caliper from caliper bracket and lay it out of the way or leave it on bracket. Looks easier to remove caliper and just deal with bracket on R & R. Thanks in advance.
 

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Pull the axle out and remove the chain, then take the rear caliper off of the disc and out of the bracket. I usually try to support the caliper so that it's not just hanging by the brake line. Oh, and don't push on the brake pedal either while the disc is out of the caliper! :cool:
 
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Pull the axle out and remove the chain, then take the rear caliper off of the disc and out of the bracket. I usually try to support the caliper so that it's not just hanging by the brake line. Oh, and don't push on the brake pedal either while the disc is out of the caliper! :cool:
So you did not remove the caliper from bracket. and yea I will support the caliper so as not to let it just hang.
 

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I don't remove the rear caliper from the bracket and it works fine. Just make sure the pads are spread enough apart to make sliding the rear disk back in easily.

As a tip, I bevel the bottom edge of the rear brake pads so that pushing them down on the brake disk causes them to spread apart. This is a endurance racing tip that I have used on all my racebikes and streetbikes.
 

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That's a good idea Moto....I like it.
 

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OK then, Thanks for the replys.
 

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What kind of tire are you installing of you don't mind me asking, are you only change the rear?
 

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Moto, that's a good idea.

Decon, i replaced both tires recently and the manual calls for removing the caliper first. Though it obviously can be accomplished without doing so as others have done.

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What kind of tire are you installing of you don't mind me asking, are you only change the rear?
Michelin pilot power.
 
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Pilot Power?........or a Power III?
 

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... Oh, and don't push on the brake pedal either while the disc is out of the caliper!
If you have any cedar shingles lying around, just slide a 1 inch wide piece between the pads to keep them separated. I keep a trimmed piece of shingle in my toolbox just for that purpose...
 

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My only advice on that is to check the date code stamped on the tire......they haven't been in production for years.
 

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My only advice on that is to check the date code stamped on the tire......they haven't been in production for years.
Just went out and checked. Date code 3/6/14.
 

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Who was the Gent bubbling with knowledge, that you ran into, at the bike shop?
Why that would be you!! Great day for riding except for the wind huh.
 

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Can you post a straight on rear view of the tire
 

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