Front Brake Caliper help


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Front Brake Caliper help

Postby robertdawber » Sat May 15, 2010 3:10 pm



Before adding frluid back to my brake lines-after rebuilding both calipers-both sides seem loose (for lack of a better term)
I checked and rechecked-it appears thing are all on correct.
Is this normal?
Bob



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Re: Front Brake Caliper help

Postby WingAdmin » Sat May 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Yes, they're supposed to "float" on the caliper slides, to allow the calipers (and pads) to move as the pads wear. If it doesn't float, and those slides are seized, you will end up with dragging brakes and worn pads.

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Re: Front Brake Caliper help

Postby robertdawber » Sat May 15, 2010 7:52 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Yes, they're supposed to "float" on the caliper slides, to allow the calipers (and pads) to move as the pads wear. If it doesn't float, and those slides are seized, you will end up with dragging brakes and worn pads.

Well that is good news because I rebuilt them, as you know, a few weeks back-but had to finish the forks and lighting, etc. Put them on today and they do float-
When I started the project the did not budge-I figured I did something wrong.
Thanks Scott.
Bob


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