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Wot is the best way of getting the pin out of the caliper

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I take it you mean the rear caliper pin, firstly i would make sure i had pushed home the caliper pistons all the way, this would give you more room inbetween the pads to grip the pin with a small pair of mole grips and work it back and to to free it off, be carefull not to break it and check as you try to move it if the pin is moving on both ends, you could try using a hat air gun over the end that is siezed, try tapping it inwards gentely,

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