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1Back to top Go down   Brake Caliper Bolts Empty Brake Caliper Bolts on Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:14 pm

gorio

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I am wondering if I am going to cause myself issues if I replace the bolts in some calipers I have here?
I have no reason to separate the halves but the heads of the bolts have gone a bit rusty and I would like to replace them.

Aahh the sea air is a wonderful thing.

The idea would be to pull them out one at a time and replace it  with a new bolt before going on to the next one. Would it be worth clamping the caliper together as extra protection against separating them.

Thanks


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2Back to top Go down   Brake Caliper Bolts Empty Re: Brake Caliper Bolts on Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:32 pm

RicK G

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You will have the four piston calipers and I replaced mine with stainless bolts and needed to get bolts with the correct thread and shank length.
The OEM bolts have a much shorter length of threaded section and the shank which is not threaded needs to be the same as the OEM bolts because that unthreaded section is what aligns the 2 halves. I bought bolts that were longer than the OEM and cut some of the thread off.
If you get bolts that are threaded for the full length (machine screws} it will allow the halves to be misaligned.


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3Back to top Go down   Brake Caliper Bolts Empty Re: Brake Caliper Bolts on Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:43 pm

gorio

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@RicK G wrote:If you get bolts that are threaded for the full length (machine screws} it will allow the halves to be misaligned.
Thanks for the heads up Rick


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1992 K100rs 16v
2006 R1200rt
Past lives
Kawasaki Concours
1976 BMW R90s
1975 Ducati 860gt
1992 Honda VFR750
1985 Honda VF750
1982 Kawasaki 750GPZ
1975 Norton 850 Commando
    

4Back to top Go down   Brake Caliper Bolts Empty Re: Brake Caliper Bolts on Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:51 am

Dai

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@RicK G wrote:If you get bolts that are threaded for the full length (machine screws}
Otherwise known as set screws in the UK.


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