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I'm doing rear brake pads this weekend, and took a look at what that will entail.

The caliper bolts don't look to be Torx or allen head? Any idea what sort of a bit they take?

I "searched" and someone said T-55 Torx, but don't Torx have sharp edges?

Thanks,

(1995 Sprint 900 btw)
 

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All you could ever want to know about Torx is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx

The bolts that hold the caliper on are T-55, the pad retaining pin is, I believe, a 5mm Allen. (4mm?)

Cheers,
-Kit
 

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The threaded pad retaining pins can be tricky. I ruined one the last time around and had to drill it out. Reassemble with some copper grease on the threads.
 

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Thanks guys.

I got the retaining pins out as they were just allen wrenches and not too tight.

I don't think I've ever seen a Torx that big (T-55), so that is my excuse why I doubted it. I guess you need one if you're going to ride Triumph.......:)
 

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+1 on the anti-seize for the pad retaining pins!!! I actually met the previous owner of my Sprint RS when I brought my Trident's rear caliper to his machine shop to have a pin removed.

I was used to T-8 Torx bolts from my work, so I know how you feel!

Cheers,
-Kit
 
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