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Genesis1130cc
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I own an '03 V-Rod and I need to change my rear brake pads this evening. I am not sure what tool is needed to remove the pins and can I get to it without removing the rear shock? Thank you in advance for any help the forum pros can give me.
 

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This is from memory, so I may be a bit off. I think all that you need is a 12 point 1/4 inch socket. Sometimes this is hard to get all the way on the pin. (there is not much working room between the pin and the housing) I can not remeember if i had to removee the shock or not.
 

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1/4 in drive, 1/4 in 12 point socket. Make sure the pistons work freely. Never tried it without removing shock, but looks like you can.
 

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I believe Kurt is right. If memory serves, it's the same size as the front brakes, so it may be easier to size check there. 12 point socket for sure, size, I forget.

RJ
 

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Did I mention how much I love this site? Thank you so much for the info, I will put it to good use. Rick
 

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If you find that you can't slide the new pads in.....
Remove the radiator shroud on the right side. Take the cap off Master Cylinder. Push the cylinder (On caliper) in slowly. That will allow you enough space to work with.
 

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WOW! That "how to" article is the heat! I have it printing as we speak. Very impressed thanks!
 

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Rear brakes done in short time last night. Great instructions. Knowing what tools are needeed and super instructions made that job easy. Having a good putty knife was the key to pushing in the pistons and removing the pads. WOW, my old pads were terrible. Thanks to all!
 
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