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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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I have an '11 STR with a cylinder that appears to be sticking. I'm guessing the calipers could use a good cleaning, so I was going to take them apart and replace the seals. Any recommendations on where I can buy a kit? I found these guys:

I've also found an OEM kit on Bike Bandit, although you have piece the same package together and it's a lot more expensive. I'm not looking to cut corners, but in this case the brakes are Nissin so being branded by Triumph just seems to be an excuse for a markup.
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Those look good, but I've been burned before by ordering aftermarket parts - R6 steering stem seals and bearings that were half as much but complete junk.

How much are the OE parts in comparison? Sometimes dealerships will take 10 or 15% off if you ask. I've also had good luck from Pure Triumph.
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There's a genuine Suzuki rebuild kit that has everything you need - I'll try to find the p/n. It's over on the "other" forum buried somewhere. It's a lot cheaper then the same Triumph kit.
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Here's 1 source of seals:

Having trouble locating that Suzuki kit - I know it's out there! lol
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You're thinking of the Suzuki B-King kits. However using parts that's aren't specific made for it on a something so critical is asking for trouble. The B-King kit comes with aluminum pistons instead of steel. Aluminum expands more then steel when heated so there is a question on whether or not these pistons could stick when hot.

Talk to a local dealer about the parts. BikeBandit is expensive. They aren't a dealer. They buy at a discount from someone and then mark it up so they are always more expensive then actually ordering from a real Triumph dealer. Also because the parts don't go direct to them they take forever to get anything from them.
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The OEM seal kit ($84+ bucks for 1 caliper) is expensive( .
But we are talking about your brakes here!
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Pffft. Brakes, just like pants, are overrated.

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