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Lube Rear Brake Joint Pin

Periodic maintenance in the service manual states the "Rear Brake Joint Pin" needs greased. Can someone help me identify where the "pin" is? Is it referring to the rear brake lever or the brake caliper?
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The only thing I could find is the pivot shaft, of the rear brake pedal...and thats when you install it...according to the manual.


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i believe this is

i changed the pads lately and i noticed the grease existence under the rubber seal there.it makes sense cause it moves forward and back on the axle constantly while using the brake.the ,left,other is sealed.
(left and right of hydraulic piston)

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I do believe this is it. The pads slide on it
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I'd be careful lubing anything that is that close to the brake pads. The back
brake is weak as it is, with grease, no brake.

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i believe this is

i changed the pads lately and i noticed the grease existence under the rubber seal there.it makes sense cause it moves forward and back on the axle constantly while using the brake.the ,left,other is sealed.
(left and right of hydraulic piston)
stoned is correct .
the pin is the small one and it sure needs grease.havent anybody else seen grease in the green circles in the above attachment?mine sure has grease under the plastic seals.i was trying to show this in the image but the parts picture makes it crystal clear.
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Those are the slider pins, and they need to be clean and greased. The pad retaining pin (red circle) should NOT be lubricated.

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the pad retaining pin (red) may rust.the pad retaining pin also guides the pads while braking.service manual refers to it and definately says to grease it.my opinion is to grease it .about the slider pins (green),one is sealed and the other can be cleaned and lubed.
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the pad retaining pin (red) may rust.the pad retaining pin also guides the pads while braking.service manual refers to it and definately says to grease it.my opinion is to grease it .about the slider pins (green),one is sealed and the other can be cleaned and lubed.
Sorry no offence meant.

Please tell which pin to grease-RED OR GREEN OR BOTH
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red ->clean +grease
green->clean+grease
thats my opinion
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