Brake parts on 1200


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Wolf Rider
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Brake parts on 1200

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I went to change out my wheels to have new tires installed.
These dodads fell off the calipers on the front. Didn't do this on the rear wheel.
Where they improperly installed by PO.
Where do they go? How do I install them?



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Re: Brake parts on 1200

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That's a retaining clip, used to keep the pads from vibrating around. It's on the back as well, you might not have seen it (i.e. it didn't fall off during disassembly) or it might be missing. You can see it here (in yellow):

GL1200 Front Caliper
GL1200 Front Caliper


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Re: Brake parts on 1200

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Thanks for the quick reply.
Can I ssume that they don't really need to be installed?

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Re: Brake parts on 1200

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Mother Honda is not in the habit of making parts that are not really needed and then putting them on a system as important as your brakes. While your brakes may feel fine and stop you as they should these shims also prevent the hard steel ba king of you pads from chewing up the soft aluminium of the mounting bracket. Do not ride the bike until these have been reinstalled properly , better pull the rear called to make sure they are installed there too. 8-)

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