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    Help Please

    I accidentally held down my lever on my hayes nine hd rear brake without anything to pinch between it. I have a bleed kit, but to tell you the truth, I have no Idea how to bleed brakes ( I think it comes with instructions) or if I even need to in this situation.
    The problem is this:
    Since I squeezed the lever with no rotor in between it, the gap between the pads is smaller and the pads rub harshly.
    What do I do?
    Thanks

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    Remove the wheel and pads, then gently push the brake piston(s) back into the caliper with a small flat bladed screwdriver.

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    you don't need to remove the pads. Just put a piece of paper in between the slot, and insert screwdriver and push the pistons back.

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    Just be very careful not to damage your pads, I'd recommend using old ones if you have some

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icantthinkofaname
    Just be very careful not to damage your pads, I'd recommend using old ones if you have some
    If he's careful it shouldn't be a problem. If he has old pads that would work if you're scared of scratching the pads?

    Either way, Scratched pads < Damaged pistons

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    Thanks everyone!

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    Use a tire lever

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    No need to bleed .Friends told you what to do .
    But learn bleeding.

    1: Open the reservoir cap
    2: Open the bleeding screw in caliper and attach a colorless pipe ( aquarium pipes) to its hose - be sure the pipe grips the hose head - and put the other end of that pipe in a bottle or something to collect fluid
    3: Place the master cylinder in a high position to caliper
    4: pour fluid in the reservoir and let it come out from the caliper bleed hose
    5: puor the fluid untill you see no bubles come out of the pipe for a long time
    6: Close the bleed hose scrrew -but be sure the reservoir is full and wont take in air as you go down to close the screw
    7: Fill the reservoir and bolt on its cap - be carefull not to let air in while closing reservoir cap
    7: Ride on
    * : How to pour fluid in the reservois constantly . I made a small hole in a bottle cap and sqeezed a piple throught it .The bottle must be plastic to be squeezable.
    Last edited by SABER_MTB; 06-19-2007 at 01:04 AM.

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