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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2012, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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I'm starting work on a project bike and the first order of business is the front brake caliper as it is already dissassembled. Believe it or not, the piston is stuck. This leads me to two possible options in my mind. 1) buy a compressor, which I probably need anyway. 2) get a parts washer to soak that thing in, which I probably need anyway.

Got a couple of questions and maybe y'all can help. What size compressor would y'all recommend? Also, what size parts washer would you recommend? I found a good deal on craiglist for a 3.5 Gallon for $59, good deal? big enough?
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You should consider a compressor that is at least 20 gallons . The 3.5 gallon parts washer is fine .

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use the master to pump it out.

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use the master to pump it out.

I thought about that but I bought the bike with the brake caliper taken off the bike. I think the guy took it off and couldn't get the piston out so he just quit. If I do rehook the lines up I would just unscrew the master cylinder, fill it up with brake fluid and keep pumping till it comes out? I'd also have to make sure the master cylinder stayed full correct? The piston looks pretty rusted in there.

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Assemble.Open bleeder screw ,fill res.and pump with an air bleeding approach once you feel lever firm up the piston should push out.

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So I assembled and pumped the piston out. It's pretty rusted on the side that makes contact with the pad. Should i just submerge the whole thing in some sort of solvent for awhile? Also, it looks like someone chopped the nipple off the bleeder screw. I'm going to try and back it out with vise-grips and maybe a little heat but any other ideas are welcome. It looks like my first caliper rebuild is going to be tough.
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sometimes the pad itself will stick on the sides of the caliper body.

about 80 bucks will get you a new piston and seal.contact Z1.com ask for Rob

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I just can't get the bleed screw out. There is nothing for me to grab on to to back it out. It looks like someone cut through it or something. So I have been looking on ebay almost daily for a replacment caliper housing and can't seem to find one. My bike is a 74 cb360, is my caliper assembly the same as other models? If so, which ones?
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Lots of movement on my rebuild. I have finally found a caliper on ebay and am now waiting on it to arrive. While I was searching I took the carbs off, cleaned them and got it running again. It was backfiring a little at first but it idles fine now. Next up is changing the oil and possibly changing the air filters. I'd like to step up to pod filters from the original box air filters. Is there anything I need to do to the carbs to allow me to do this? Also, does anyone know what size K&N pod filters fit on my cb360?
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more air =more gas.

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What I have been told is pods w/ the metal top are a pain to tune. May want to consider Uni pods. like this. http://www.economycycle.com/servlet/...sh-4229/Detail Give John @ Ecocomycycle.com a call, he is good peeps.
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I've been investigating oil changing for my CB360. How often is it necessary to take the crank case off, clean the screen and oilf rotor assembly?
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