How do I remove the 950SE front brake pads

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by jonz, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Howdy gang,
    I'm pretty sure I did this before but this time, I can't get the lower brake pad retaining pin out. Unlike the ADV, the SE has a single spring clip and is not shown in the KTM repair manual. I've pulled the single spring clip out of the retaining pin (rod?). The pin wiggles a bit back and forth, and turns but won't come out. I'm pushing the pin towards the spokes.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Do I just need a bigger hammer?:huh
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  2. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    The pin has a spring clip around it that holds it place besides the pin thats thru it. You just need to tap a little harder[​IMG]
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  3. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Thanks. The bigger hammer theory worked.

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  4. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    A little high temp silicone grease on the pin when reinstalling helps
    the pads slide. I also brush a light coating on the piston where it contacts the back of the pads.

    Max
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