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Old 2nd October 2010
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I tried to remove the two front brake caliper bolts but they seem to be a special type, my standard 7/16 fit but doesnt really feel rite. the bolt head looks like a spline, my manual does not list any special tool for this. am i blind or something. I fully admit that i'm a maintenance rookie but this is ridiculus. Im only removing the caliber because my rotor is bent(accident) AND REMOVING THE CALIPER WILL MAKE THE BIKE ROLLABLE. help if you can

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Most bolts are six point heads, and you are looking at a twelve point head bolt which is the same as most sockets. Also later model brake hardware is all metric sizes.
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10mm 12 point socket needed to remove them.
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Rlutesy beat me to it.

Remember the forks are showa and the brakes are NISSIN - metric.

So yeah, metric 12-point socket needed.
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