Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Marsaskala, Malta
Seized brake pins
As title says,
I'm trying to clean the front brake calipers and pistons on k4 600 but pins are seized. So far took a whole day of penetrating oil and elbow grease to take one off. Previous owner never put grease on them, tightened them as if his life depended on them, and sure enough they're rusted stuck. I'm hoping it's not a case of galling, which would be a much bigger issue.
If anyone has any more ideas apart from more penetrating oil, heat, hex socket on an impact wrench I'd be happy to hear them, possibly before the heads get rounded off.
Worst case, I could try drill the pin a little bit and use an extractor?
Thanks all, safe riding