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Rebuilding a front brake caliper.


Eckhard Grohe

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Eckhard Grohe

One of my front brake callipers has sticky piston/s and the pad wore out in 16K miles. I have the rebuild kit.

 

What are the tips, tricks and traps I should know about before I start.

 

Once that is done I am going to do the SST brake line replacement.

 

Thanks

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It's pretty much standard stuff. If you've ever rebuilt the caliper on most any other vehicle, you can do this one. Nothing unique about it that I'm aware of.

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R1100RSpurist

Hello, I just recently did this job on my RS and found a great trick to remove those bothersome rubber seals in the calliper is to use a medium size fish-hook and poke the old seals and pull them out. make sure everything is nice and lubed with the oil they provide you. The Haynes manual has a section dedicated the the rebuilding of the caliper and is very helpful.

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Eckhard

Just rebuilt the front caliper on my RT. My main concern was installing the piston, after applying the lub that comes with the kit the piston just slid in. I was amazed how easy it was.

 

Keith

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