Disc pad centralisation
You dont touch the pistons, you press the pad back plate on the opposite side of the pad thats contacting the disc first.Posted 4 years ago
This presses the pad up against the rotor, flexes the rotor and pushes the opposite pad [the one thats contacting first] and therefore pistons in.
Small bits at a time till the rotor isnt flexing when the brakes are applied.easygirlSubscriber
Just put the tip of the screwdriver against the pad backing and lever it slightly.pull the lever on the brake to bring the opposite piston out , whilst forcing the screwdriver one in.Posted 4 years ago
Check the centralisation, if its not right do it again, and again, and again
You will get the hang after a while
I’ve found hope brakes tend to go out quite often, so I do this regularlyeasygirl wrote:
Just put the tip of the screwdriver against the pad backing and lever it slightly.pull the lever on the brake to bring the opposite piston out , whilst forcing the screwdriver one in.
How does the screwdriver side piston go back in (retract) ? The screwdriver doesn’t touch the piston if I understand correctly. If you pull the lever then won’t both pistons come out ?
<confused>Posted 4 years ago
OK, got some new Hope X2 brakes and have watched the Hope vid about centring the pistons. But not sure what the bloke is actually on about when he describes using the screwdriver to manipulate the pad. Anyone care to translate ?
Everything OK up to 1:50 in the vid, then the juju starts.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akIWGqEE0PY[/video]Posted 4 years ago
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