Set out this morning to install new pads in the front brake of my newly acquired 2004 Silver Wing (non-ABS). Had new EBC pads, Brakleen and Syl-Glide at the ready.
Apparently the previous owner was a Tommy Toughguy type who never met a torque spec he liked. I had to use a breaker bar to loosen the caliper mounting bolts.
The pin pad holding up the brake pads, torque spec just 13 ft. lbs, was hopeless. I (stupidly) ended up stripping the hex bit top and now I can't get it out. The front had a pop on cap. The rear has a flat blade screwdriver cap that I can't budge either, and that's before I even reach the rear pin pad.
I'm thinking I can order new pins from a dealer at $6.42 each, or make sure they have them in stock for my service visit, and take the bike in. I don't want to muck it up too much because a new Nissin sub-assembly costs $499.
Pin pad is #18 in the diagram. Thanks for any info and insights.