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My rear 4 pot Jaybrake is leaking and I need to rebuild. I can send it in and have it done by Jaybrake or have them send the parts and do the job myself. The guy there told me a special tool is needed to remove the pistons. It will take a week to get it back or a few days to get the parts. So, is there an easy way to get the pistons out and is it easy to rebuild these brake calipers. Or should I just send it in and ride with front brake till it gets back. Not riding is out. I have waited too long.
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Bumpin it back around for someone to answer.
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Hi.

Can they send you and Exchange unit?
Seems to me if they rebuild them, that they must have a couple ready to go.
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Back at MMI we used to put a thin piece of wood inside the caliper (to give the pistons something soft to hit) and then just put some compressed air in it and they pop right out. But the Jaybrake calipers could be different, I dunno.
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