how do I fix an 83 rear caliper


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Wilcoy02
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


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how do I fix an 83 rear caliper

Postby Wilcoy02 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:25 pm



I replaced my rear tire. Noticed the rotor was shot. Replaced the rotor. Now my problem is the rear caliper-The bolt that the caliper slides on- the alum threads are shot. Is there a way to fix those threads?

I put red locktite on it but these are the brakes and I do not like to fudge in this area of the bike.

Will I have to replace the whole caliper? Can not find a nos for sale. And if I get a caliper off flea bay I will probably have to rebuild it.

Thanks for any input.



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Re: how do I fix an 83 rear caliper

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:46 pm

If it were me, I would Heli-coil it.
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Wilcoy02
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Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:37 pm
Location: Marengo, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 I purchased 3/16

1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

Re: how do I fix an 83 rear caliper

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:39 pm

I have not been able to find a 125 12 heli-coil. I find 14's 10's but no 12's

Any input where to find the right size heli?

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Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:53 pm
Location: Bedford, In.
Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100I Interstate (current)
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1981 CB 750 Custom
1976 CB 750 Super Sport (punched to 900)
1986 Kawasaki 440 LTD
1974 Suzuki 550
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 600 (First Street Bike-way back in '88)
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Re: how do I fix an 83 rear caliper

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:45 am



If "WE THE PEOPLE" don't defend our rights...Who will?
"Government's first duty is protect the people, not run their lives."...Ronald Reagan

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