03 Shadow Ace Front Caliper Spring placement?
I saw one reference to this before without an answer; but I'll try too - I attempted the "Easy job" of replacing my front brake pads on my 2003 Shadow Ace 750. Took the retaining pin out and just like on all the you tube videos the pads dropped right out ( I made the mental note to catch them in my hand but.. ) what wasn't expected was the spring shim to fall out too. With absolutely nothing found on the net of what the proper placement of this spring should be in the caliper upon re-install I have no idea.. I've managed to put it in there 3 different ways, but when I roll it around all I hear is a grinding noise.
I've also determined I had one sticking piston in the caliper. I've managed to block the working one off and pump the brake lever enough times to force the second one out where I sprayed brake clean and tried cleaning it off as best I could and applying a lithium grease in a light coat around the piston (there's no rubber boot) . That could have been why it was making that grinding sound. After doing that, it's not as noticeable, sometimes not at all but after a few brake squeezes.. the rubbing noise is back. Is the shim/spring in right .. I don't know.. is the sticky caliper piston still sticking.. maybe? should I give up and wait two weeks for my local Honda shop to have a look at it (and charge me an arm or a leg) or can someone please post a pic of how the spring should look in the caliper for me so I can start there again.. Much much appreciated.