brake caliper - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Tiger's 885i & 955i - Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 885i & 955i Tigers

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 955i
 
Belton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Swansea
Posts: 665
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
__________________
Belton is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-07-2012, 04:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2006 Tiger '955
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hartlepool. U.K.
Posts: 1,793
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.
__________________
Safe riding.
Regards,
Graeme.
Tiger-G is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2012, 04:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Team Owner
Main Motorcycle: Hinckley Triumph
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,978
How did you rebuild the brake caliper Belton?

DeanRider is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2012, 10:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 955i
 
Belton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Swansea
Posts: 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by teologie View Post
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
__________________
Belton is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-07-2012, 05:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: tiger 1050
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Birmingham. U.K.
Posts: 351
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 ?


JJ

Last edited by johnjo; 04-07-2012 at 05:29 PM.
johnjo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2012, 06:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 955i
 
Belton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Swansea
Posts: 665
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.
__________________
Belton is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2012, 06:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
Team Owner
Main Motorcycle: Hinckley Triumph
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,978
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnjo View Post

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.


Last edited by DeanRider; 04-08-2012 at 06:30 AM.
DeanRider is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2012, 10:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 955i
 
Belton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Swansea
Posts: 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by teologie View Post
+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.
__________________
Belton is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: Tiger Explorer /Tiger 955
 
lobout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 183
Other Motorcycle: SV650S
As long as damage is in front of the seal and the seal channel isn't damaged it shouldn't make any difference
lobout is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2012, 04:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 955i
 
Belton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Swansea
Posts: 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by lobout View Post
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,
__________________
Belton is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake caliper sameer9 Speed Triple Forum 7 06-05-2009 09:57 AM
brake caliper dumbremindr Twins Technical Talk 7 04-30-2008 12:37 AM
Brake Caliper HKTon-Up Club Cafe' 22 02-01-2006 06:57 AM
brake caliper triumphtimes Sprint Forum 3 02-08-2005 07:30 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.