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Hey all. My name is Rob. Im new here and looking foward to chatting. I just bought my wife a 2002 trx300ex for $1400 and runs good. Its a xmass gift so she doesn't know about it yet. Just got it and today im goign to do the brakes all around and change the oil. Anthing worth noting on this machine? I look FWD to giving and receiving help on this forum. Thanks.
 

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Welcome to Forums, now we know what the wife will be riding what do you ride?
 

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Do you really want him to answer that one???



Welcome to Forums, now we know what the wife will be riding what do you ride?



By the way welcome to the forums.
 

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brakes

you're a funny one ahaha. I ride 2002 yamaha Warrior. Thinking of going to at least a 400ex next year. Im having a major issue with the brakes. Can't get the screws loose that hold on the pads. Any ideas?
 

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Lots of PB Blast and try to shock them. by shocking I mean you take a hammer and tap heavily but not beat on the side above where the screw goes into the back of the calliper

you're a funny one ahaha. I ride 2002 yamaha Warrior. Thinking of going to at least a 400ex next year. Im having a major issue with the brakes. Can't get the screws loose that hold on the pads. Any ideas?
 

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Use rubber mallet works allot better...you can hit harder with it too. one of my best friends is a old TQ. wrench. Don't go out and buy your self a new one cus as soon as you loosen something with a TQ. wrench it will never be the same...the cal. will be all f-ed up and you will never be able to tq. anything down to exact spec.
PB blaster around breaks?? I thought that was a no no :icon_ nono:

I don't know this for a fact but Iv always been told never to use PB blaster around breaks. Some plz correct me if I’m wrong...cus I could use this sometime around break areas but my dad has told me to NEVER use PB blaster around any type of break system. He's been in the car biz as longer than Iv been alive (22 years if anyone cares...lol)
 

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Use rubber mallet works allot better...you can hit harder with it too. one of my best friends is a old TQ. wrench. Don't go out and buy your self a new one cus as soon as you loosen something with a TQ. wrench it will never be the same...the cal. will be all f-ed up and you will never be able to tq. anything down to exact spec.
PB blaster around breaks?? I thought that was a no no :icon_ nono:

I don't know this for a fact but Iv always been told never to use PB blaster around breaks. Some plz correct me if I’m wrong...cus I could use this sometime around break areas but my dad has told me to NEVER use PB blaster around any type of break system. He's been in the car biz as longer than Iv been alive (22 years if anyone cares...lol)

If your replacing all the parts, [Pads ect] you should be able to use PB just clean the area really well before installing new pads.
 

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Well if you must know if you use PB blaster or any other rust breaking chemical, common sense would tell you to clean all the parts with brake cleaner before reinstalling them. I would never ever put something back together without cleaning it first, that's kind of like rebuilding a carburator without cleaning the crap out of the metering jets and bowl. using PB blaster is fine as long as you clean up your mess. and before you install those bolts dab a bit of antisieze on them beforehand and you won't have that problem anymore. I've been pulling wrenches for 20 + years too so I know your pop will agree get it loose then clean it. Also FYI a rubber mallett isn't going to give you the vibration you need to aid in loosening up a stuck bolt. As long as you don't go ape sh*t and beat the piss out of it you will be fine. Further more a deadblow hammer works alot better than a rubber mallett.



Use rubber mallet works allot better...you can hit harder with it too. one of my best friends is a old TQ. wrench. Don't go out and buy your self a new one cus as soon as you loosen something with a TQ. wrench it will never be the same...the cal. will be all f-ed up and you will never be able to tq. anything down to exact spec.
PB blaster around breaks?? I thought that was a no no :icon_ nono:

I don't know this for a fact but Iv always been told never to use PB blaster around breaks. Some plz correct me if I’m wrong...cus I could use this sometime around break areas but my dad has told me to NEVER use PB blaster around any type of break system. He's been in the car biz as longer than Iv been alive (22 years if anyone cares...lol)
 

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I agree ^^^^^^^
 
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