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    Clarky_two

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    pad pins snapped

    Post by Clarky_two on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:04 pm

    Had my front pad pin snap today - in the middle of a river too.

    I checked them for wear this week when I serviced the calipers and they looked ok . Does this happen much? Didnt have a spare, but used a long 6mm bolft and a nylock for the remainder of the day, which did the trick.

    Anyone else had this happen, not much I havent replaced on this bike now - she is a keeper..... Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

    Is this common?


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    mizzed

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    Re: pad pins snapped

    Post by mizzed on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:17 pm

    Not sure, but will now be changing mine on the next pad change!

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    Re: pad pins snapped

    Post by hypnoelvis on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:18 pm

    Wayne mounter sells pads that include a new pin so I suppose it must happen, ive never had trouble, touch wood,,,
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    mizzed

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    Re: pad pins snapped

    Post by mizzed on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:19 pm

    the more I think about it, even with minimal wear on the pad pin holes, it would be a high fatigue part as you get movement between the two. will have to look up the price on the pins, i cant see them being a high cost item.
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    Re: pad pins snapped

    Post by Clarky_two on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:24 pm

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    mizzed

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    Re: pad pins snapped

    Post by mizzed on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:26 pm

    Sound, for less than a fiver its not worth not changing them.

    x.b.b.

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    Re: pad pins snapped

    Post by x.b.b. on Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:46 pm

    Surely they don't take any stress, that's all their there for is to locate the pads. The only thing I could see for changing them is if their rusty they could inhibit the pads moving ?
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    Clarky_two

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    Re: pad pins snapped

    Post by Clarky_two on Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:01 pm

    They snapped when I rode into the river, I only serviced them last week thinking that they would be ok.

    I rubbed them down with a wire brush and put a little red grease on them popped them back in no problems

    x.b.b.

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    Re: pad pins snapped

    Post by x.b.b. on Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:16 pm

    May be a silly question Clarky but we're the two halves still in the caliper ?
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    Re: pad pins snapped

    Post by mizzed on Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:19 pm

    x.b.b. wrote:Surely they don't take any stress, that's all their there for is to locate the pads. The only thing I could see for changing them is if their rusty they could inhibit the pads moving ?

    Looking at mine they are held solid with new pins and show a 2mm gap at the location end.

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