the pads might be hung up on the little brakets that hold them in place.Like the tittle says, i just took out the caliper but im unable to seperate the brake pads enough for it to go back on to the bike. I already undid the brake fluid. What am i missing here?
ok, if you hit the brake level at all, it might have pushed the pistons out, just make sure the pads aren't ung up on the brackets that hold them in place and use a c clamp to push them back in.Actually took the calipers of to take the front wheel off , to do some stuff with the suspension. Same pads that the bike has been running for a while now
sorry i can't see pictures while at work, they block photobucket. (i'm not supposed to be on boards either, HE HE HE!!)
But the piston is the round things that are behind the pad.
You will need to bleed the brakes as already stated, since you took off the line.
I personally don't reuse the banjo washers/bushings on brake lines, so you might want to look into getting new ones. And as far as them not having any pressure, well they will still not be easy to push back in.
1+ I used those grey scotch pads to clean the pods. If I were you I would take the pods out and clean them good and check the inside of the caliper for the gooey stuff since you already disconnected them.Brush the sides of the calipers clean with a brass toothbrush you get at lowes or homedepot for a buck or so.
That will prolong the life of your seals.
As for pushing those back, I have used crowbars, wide screwdrivers, anything that is wide and flat and sturdy.
1+ I used those grey scotch pads to clean the pods. If I were you I would take the pods out and clean them good and check the inside of the caliper for the gooey stuff since you already disconnected them.
A write up for bleeding the brakes http://www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/howto/svs_bleeding_brakes/