Or anything else for that matter..
I was doing the 30,000 k service on my V85 and noted that the rear brake pads were past their best, that would be ok except that one pad had a fair bit more wear than the other.
The rear caliper on the ‘85 is like most bikes of it’s ilk, in that it has dual pistons on one side and relies on the caliper sliding on pins to bring the opposite pad to bear on the disc. I attempted to slide the caliper to create some play to remove the caliper and found it to be pretty well jammed..!
Once I got it off, it was apparent that the caliper was not sliding on the pins because of this.
It seems that the pins were lubricated at the factory with a mixture of pasta sauce and mud from the floor of Lake Como. I cleaned it up back to the (now pitted) surface of the pin and applied some high temp grease.
So just a heads up, although probably none of us needed to be told Luigi is a bit lousy with grease.