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post #1 of 8 Old 11-07-2019, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Grease your caliper slide pins.

I just want to remind people that may just be passing through the forum and People new to bike ownership. To please grease your caliper slide pins. Your future self and the next bike owner will appreciate it more than you can imagine.

I burned up a impact wrench today and had to go buy another one. I zip tied the trigger on the first one and left it for about 2 hours before it burned up. So I went and bought a new one and did the same. It took 3 - 3 1/2 hours of a half inch impact beating on the pin before it finally broke loose and came out.

Had the PO did basic maintenance it could of been avoided. But he didn’t and you can’t buy new calipers for the 1st gen so I had to get it out. Now my stud extractor is seized so I have to replace it as well.

I’m just happy it finally broke free of the rust and I can now order a rebuild kit and get working front brakes. Some people may have gave up or not been able to ruin there equipment to accomplish getting that pin out.

So please if your not doing maintenance please at least do just the minimum for the next guy.
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Probably sounds like a stupid question but did you try to loosen the bolt while it was on the bike or off?

I think the majority of people don't have more than an absolute basic understanding of vehicle maintenance, no need to pass judgement on it, that's just the way it is. No expectations means no disappointment. I'm getting a kick out of fixing my Rebel because it would've been in a scrapyard within 2 years if I hadn't gotten my hands on it.
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Probably sounds like a stupid question but did you try to loosen the bolt while it was on the bike or off?

I think the majority of people don't have more than an absolute basic understanding of vehicle maintenance, no need to pass judgement on it, that's just the way it is. No expectations means no disappointment. I'm getting a kick out of fixing my Rebel because it would've been in a scrapyard within 2 years if I hadn't gotten my hands on it.
It was one of the slide pins. No threads it was seized inside the caliper so that the caliper would not move in and out to allow proper wear on the pads.

My Rebel was scrap yard ready when I got it and I have put a lot of hard work and money into it so that it would be rideable.

Out of all the wiring issues, broken and stripped bolts the slide pin is what irritated me the most. Because it should be the easiest thing to maintain it’s as if they PO never changed the brake pads in the bikes life.
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itís as if they PO never changed the brake pads in the bikes life.
Depending on the mileage, that's very possible, if not likely. There are many members that bought older bikes with low mileage that had deteriorated original tires on them. No reason to think they would have changed the pads either. The caliper pins could rust up over time if the bike was exposed to the elements.

I bought a first gen parts bike from a guy in Arkansas that stored it outside with the gas cap off.

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Depending on the mileage, that's very possible, if not likely. There are many members that bought older bikes with low mileage that had deteriorated original tires on them. No reason to think they would have changed the pads either. The caliper pins could rust up over time if the bike was exposed to the elements.

I bought a first gen parts bike from a guy in Arkansas that stored it outside with the gas cap off. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.hondarebelforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG][IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.hondarebelforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]
Well I guess he was showing you the tank had no leaks by making sure it was filled with water 😂
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Anti-Seize. Get Some!

Grease is great but anti-seize is forever. Try to use it without getting it all over yourself.

1,000 years from now the robot bug people will appreciate that you used ample amounts of anti-seize when reassembling your bobber.

It will be a delicacy served on dilithium crackers during the bug robot ancient trash heap excavation parties.

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Anti-Seize. Get Some!

Grease is great but anti-seize is forever. Try to use it without getting it all over yourself.

1,000 years from now the robot bug people will appreciate that you used ample amounts of anti-seize when reassembling your bobber.

It will be a delicacy served on dilithium crackers during the bug robot ancient trash heap excavation parties.
I really thought about turning into a bobber but I decided to restore it to factory to be different. It’s 100% stock and I finished it today will be posting the pictures to my project thread tonight. It’s just rides so different it’s 100% different then it was when I got it compared to now.
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Anti-Seize. Get Some!
1,000 years from now the robot bug people will appreciate that you used ample amounts of anti-seize when reassembling your bobber.It will be a delicacy served on dilithium crackers during the bug robot ancient trash heap excavation parties.

I can't find this to be any more true. Plus greasing your calipers will prevent the most annoying brake squeal around. I had to take mine apart and thoroughly clean and grease because of an annoying brake squeal. The squeal was so random and so annoying I wanted to roll the bike right off a cliff. It was the same tone at all speeds, and totally random. Mostly at slow speeds even when pushing the bike around before it ran. I can still hear it now. Please grease your calipers!!!

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