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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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brake caliper

serviced the front brakes again today as the MOT test told me they were binding slightly.

sound a small piece of casting missing from thecaliper - dust seal area



rebuilt


it is not leaking and brakes are fine. but do you think I should replace the caliper. Tiger 955i 2006 model

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Dave,

Haven't seen that before, any idea's on how it happened - knocked or casting defect ??

It looks far enough away from the dust seal for it not to be a problem, but for piece of mind it might be a good idea to get a new / second hand caliper.

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How did you rebuild the brake caliper Belton?

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How did you rebuild the brake caliper Belton?

I stripped them down, cleaned the pistons with metal polish, used muc off brake cleaner, cleaned pins, shims. removed the slider.
removed seals, cleaned behind them.

then rebuilt it.

here is a photo of the brake pads







I have replaced the pads too

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I wouldn't bother replacing that caliper. Looks like it's had that damage/defect for some considerable time. If it's not affected your brake performance up to now why bother ? Especially after such a professional looking repair.

In fact thinking further about this, my only concern would be the repaired bit of metal coming away and fouling/affecting your braking. You could now be between a rock and a hard place with no other alternative than to replace ??

Dave, ignore last paragraph. On first glance I thought you had repaired the caliper with some chemical metal type stuff. Hence my concern about it breaking away. I can see now you haven't done that. So back to my first thoughts - why bother replacing ?


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cheers Johnjo, it looks like a casting fault

I have been offened another pait of calipers off another triumph, not far from you Johnjo. ]
not sure what model there are from, just checking the fixing hole centers.





took the bike out this morning, done some emergency stops all is fine at the moment but in time I will change the caliper - piece of mind.

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Dave, ignore last paragraph. On first glance I thought you had repaired the caliper with some chemical metal type stuff. JJ
+1 Indeed, I thought you had done some fancy repair on it, hence my question.


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+1 Indeed, I thought you had done some fancy repair on it, hence my question.

sorry guys, re-assembled all the bits I cleaned not repaired.

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As long as damage is in front of the seal and the seal channel isn't damaged it shouldn't make any difference
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As long as damage is in front of the seal and the seal channel isn't damaged it shouldn't make any difference
yep you are correct, channel if fine,

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