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Removing rear caliper on bmw k1200rs

How do you push pistons back into caliber without removing caliper

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WD-40 is fine for your calipers. Don't spray it on the pads, and if you spray the discs make sure you wipe them clean before the pads contact the disc. You don't want WD on your pads for obvious reasons.

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SOURCE: kawasaki zx 400

yes the pistons are removable,there is only a seal in the lip and nothing else inside just brake fluid. if the pistons wont come out it would be better to get a good second hand one from a good m/cycle breaker.if you pump the brake and the pistons dont move i would replace it. hope this helps

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SOURCE: rear brake caliper suzuki burgman an400

Have never seen any bike fitted with cam type pistons as per cars, should be a simple job.

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SOURCE: Changed rear brake pads. Now, pedal never delivers

you need to bleed the brake, attach a hose into a small can of brake fluid, the other end to caliper bleed valve (5/16), its covered with a little rubber boot on the caliper. pump brake pedal, hold it down, open the valve ( turn left) flluid and air comes out, then close valve.repeat untill no more air comes out and brake pedal becomes stiff, about 10 times

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

SOURCE: unable to push rear brake pistons back into

Did you try to remove the bleeder screw at the caliper in question?
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