Shim- Front Brake caliper


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Shim- Front Brake caliper

Postby Keef » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:41 am



I am working on my front brake caliper. Both of them. After disassembly I noticed that only one caliper had a shim. Only on one side of one caliper.
Can some one tell me, are both calipers supposed to have shims? Two per caliper? How many per side, and if only one which side of the caliper is it supposed to be on?
Still trying to figure out my ticking noise..... Thanks



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Re: Shim- Front Brake caliper

Postby redbug » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:18 am

Interesting, only shows one on the parts breakdown on cms website and to order only one. Looks like the left side but I don't have a 1500 manual, might be in your manual. Maybe a 1500 driver will help you more.
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Re: Shim- Front Brake caliper

Postby Keef » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:28 am

Thanks, yea thats all I saw......................

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Re: Shim- Front Brake caliper

Postby ct1500 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:45 pm

The one shimmed pad will always go to the outboard or non piston side of caliper.
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Re: Shim- Front Brake caliper

Postby jtornese » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:13 am

I just rebuilt my solo front caliper, (passenger side if thought of as a car) and hate those shims! I just looked on Partzilla.com and it shows it on both sides. their retail is $3.86.

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Re: Shim- Front Brake caliper

Postby Keef » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:20 am

CycleMax parts. OEM is showing one shim on the right caliper (passenger side). None on the left caliper. Maybe because you only have one caliper......! Thanks for input though...

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Re: Shim- Front Brake caliper

Postby Happytrails » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:13 pm

Mine only had 1 as well. Only put 1 back on. :D


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