Brake calipers


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Brake calipers

Postby 19GoldWing83 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:02 pm



Does anyone know where I can find calipers for my 83 Interstate. I bought calipers from Stockers Motorcycle Parts and Salvage, but they shipped me the wrong calipers. I tried to rebuild the ones on the bike, but the pistons would no come out. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Pete.



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Re: Brake calipers

Postby IAAustin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:37 am

eBay usually has a few listed any given time, also cyclesalvage.net may, but I've personally never ordered there myself.

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Re: Brake calipers

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Re: Brake calipers

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:32 am

So far I've never had a caliper I couldn't get apart.
There's some tricks.Replace the bleeder with a grease zerk,use a piece of metal to restrict the pistons(if it has 2) and pump it full of grease.

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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:03 am

Soak it down with PB Blaster. Use a c-clamp to force the pistons inward a little bit to get them moving..
Use compressed air to pop them out. Mind where you put your fingers...they will get crunched...
Put it in a bucket with Simple Green - - Persistence and determination can get them apart..


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