Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilford, CT, USA
I have no experience with the antisqueel thingy. Are your calipers aftermarket? I thought all '05 brake calipers were marked with BMW.
On the pin, there is a little retaining clip stuck on the pin and located in the space between the caliper housing and the brake pad. It has a loop on it, but lots of times you can't see it because the pin rotates around to where the loop on the clip is hidden. Get a flashlight and maybe a mirror and locate the retaining clip. Or just rotate the pin until you can see the loop of the clip. Hook it with a pick or a bent paperclip or grab it with needlenose pliers, and pull it straight out. There's one on each pin. Once you have the clip out, the pins will pull out with a little bit of force (there's a split ring metal gizmo around the pin that's a pressure fit into the housing so the pin doesn't rattle around, and if it's tight the pin will resist removal a little bit). HTH.
'99 Canyon Red K1200 LT - Buddah Bike