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Back brakes my back brakes need to be changed but the piston will not go right back for me to fit the pads , how do i get the piston to go back as far as it can

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Open the bleeder nippel and let out the pressure...;)
If it looks rusty clean the HOLE(needle) and put WD40 inthere!
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Danish tricks...hehe...good luck!

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