Front caliper bracket removal,


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Front caliper bracket removal,

Post by jeremysmith035 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:56 pm



I am trying to remove the front caliper bracket so I can remove the front wheel. I removed the 2 mounting bolts, but on the backside of the top mounting bolt there is a backpiece (sleeve) that I can't remove which holding the bracket to the forks. Without removing the bracket there is not enough clearance to get the wheel off.
How do i remove the sleeve behind the top mounting bolt to get the bracket off ?

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Re: Front caliper bracket removal,

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:14 am

jeremysmith035 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:56 pm
I am trying to remove the front caliper bracket so I can remove the front wheel. I removed the 2 mounting bolts, but on the backside of the top mounting bolt there is a backpiece (sleeve) that I can't remove which holding the bracket to the forks. Without removing the bracket there is not enough clearance to get the wheel off.
How do i remove the sleeve behind the top mounting bolt to get the bracket off ?

1983 Gl-1100 interstate
I'm not quite sure I know what part you're talking about - do you see it in any of the pictures in this article? How to remove and reinstall your front wheel

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Re: Front caliper bracket removal,

Post by jeremysmith035 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:10 pm

Part #-14 (sleeve, fr. caliper bracket) is what I had a difficult time removing. I wasn't sure if it had threads and didn't want to damage threads by forcefully removing it. Turns out the part didn't have threads so everything came out fine with a rubber mallet and a bit of force.
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