Both calipers then need to be pushed in and out of the way to make room for the new, thick pads. I didn't install the pin until I had the calipers back on the rotor, and that pin was the hardest. The H-shaped spring pushes the pads in, which need to be out in order for the holes to align for the pin to go through. Took me a while, and it may be easier to do that part while the caliper is still off the rotor. Does anybody know?
Here is a question, though:
The right pad was down to 1mm, the left one had 2.8mm left. Why is that, and is that an issue?
I'm getting real good now at getting the wheel off and back on. Record time today.
(old post below:)
Has anybody done a thread on this job, with pictures? I can't find one.
My rear pads are due and I haven't done it before on a Vespa, only on cars. Can someone explain how to, with all necessary steps? I'll take pictures when I do mine.
The workshop manual makes it sound like you have to take the caliper apart, while the dealer, where I bought the pads, said all you have to do is "fold open a flap and push them in to fit the new ones" sort of. I could imagine there are just a few more steps...
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