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Offline Groovy2

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Re: Stuck Caliper Piston
« Reply #75 on: November 08, 2010, 12:59:55 AM »
Hi All--
I am new to this form -- I was a M/C mechanic for 12 yrs--

Here is a trick I learned that worked Every time --

Put the bike on the center stand --
Get a Big 2 pound Hard Plastic hammer --

Wack the Caliper body towards the disc Really Hard with
the  plastic hammer-

Usually take 2 to 3 wacks --

First time I saw someone do this I did not think it would work
or would break something-- but Willa-- Freely moving piston--

Has worked on every motorcycle I used it on --
well over 50 bikes --Jay--






Offline TwoTired

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Re: Stuck Caliper Piston
« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2010, 01:10:29 AM »
willa ??

Did you mean?

voi·là  (vwä-lä)
interj.
Used to call attention to or express satisfaction with a thing shown or accomplished: Mix the ingredients, chill, and voilà! a light, tasty dessert.
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Re: Stuck Caliper Piston
« Reply #77 on: November 08, 2010, 01:56:08 AM »
Hi Two--

Well maybe in Trendy CA its -- Voi·là --

But here in Hick TX its Willa --Jay--



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Re: Stuck Caliper Piston
« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2010, 03:28:15 AM »
So, willa you do what?  Sounds like an Italian accent.

Or, are you saying willa is actually a french word spoken with a Texas drawl accent?

Anyway, I learned the word in Trendy Illinois, and then found out it is used in California the same way.

I've heard "voila" a lot in television conversation.  But, of course not much, if any, of it was subtitled.   ;D




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Re: Stuck Caliper Piston
« Reply #79 on: August 22, 2011, 11:01:45 PM »
I just used compressed air and it came right out. No special fittings just put the air chuck blower off thing into the hole and it popped right out.