Releasing Front Brake Caliper Piston
I was wondering if there is a way to push the front brake caliper pistons back into the caliper...
The PO of my '86 VN750 unhooked the front brake calipers from the rotors before storing the bike for twenty years. It looks like he then pulled the brake lever, effectively closing the brake pads on themselves.
My question is, what is a good way to get the pistons to release and slide back into the caliper housing so I can see if I have positive brake pressure?
I was thinking of taking two screwdrivers and inserting them gently under the lip of the piston and rotating them up, so the pistons slide back into the housing, thereby freeing up the front brake shoes...or is there a better way to do this? I certainly do not want to gouge the pistons, but I see no other way to get them to slide back into their calipers...any ideas would be great!