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Offline JJB

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Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
on: 28 March, 2019, 05:48:11 PM
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   Hi, I just put my beloved 2009 Tiger 1050 (26500 miles ) in for its MOT and when the tester put the rear wheel on the roller to test the rear braking  the caliper spun round causing a fail and stretched the brake line and ABS wire, causing a slight weep of break fluid.
He kindly removed the rear wheel and mounted the caliper correctly and I got a pass and only 10 extra for his trouble.
I never use the rear brake except when travelling very slowly.
But I now have a slight weep of fluid and as the tester suggested I may need a new hose!
   The only time the rear wheel was removed last was for 2 new tyres on 5th April last year - I know nearly a year ago: Incidentally the MOT tester says this is the 3rd Tiger he has had in with the same issue after tyre changes!!
I have contacted the tyre dealer who I have used for 18 years for tyres on Hondas and now Triumph with no issues and I'm taking the bike in on Wednesday.
   I have all receipts etc, but If I get no joy how much is a repair going to cost me -steel brake line with ABS. By the way the banjo is tight!?
Thanks for any advice
   JJB

Last Edit: 28 March, 2019, 05:50:24 PM by JJB

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Re: Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
Reply #1 on: 28 March, 2019, 06:35:08 PM
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Oh dear, another one,
if a bike doesn't have a torque arm it's going to have some sort of lug or peg to stop the caliper rotating the guy has a proper dumbo working there!
cost will be a new brake line, new fluid and possibly  to be done by your dealer as I think there is a dealer tool to open the ABS system ???
someone correct me if i'm wrong

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Re: Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
Reply #2 on: 28 March, 2019, 06:47:40 PM
Oops,  ABS pipes were main dealer only last time I looked into it, and the rear is 62.00.  Bit of a pig to get to but bleeding shouldnt be too much of an issue.
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Re: Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
Reply #3 on: 28 March, 2019, 07:04:29 PM
Tester shouldn't have passed it with a leaking brake hose.
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Re: Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
Reply #4 on: 28 March, 2019, 07:10:17 PM
 :0461:  Taking a real chance there really
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Re: Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
Reply #5 on: 28 March, 2019, 08:26:59 PM
Seems a bit of a coincidence that it would fail almost a year after the wheel was changed, and fail right when the MOT tester is looking at it...

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Re: Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
Reply #6 on: 28 March, 2019, 08:39:29 PM
*Originally Posted by Mike_B [+]
Seems a bit of a coincidence that it would fail almost a year after the wheel was changed, and fail right when the MOT tester is looking at it...

The OP admits he doesnt use the rear brake mind
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Re: Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
Reply #7 on: 28 March, 2019, 10:47:55 PM
Even so hard to believe he's been running around on it for a year (since the wheel was last removed for a tyre change) without the tang on the caliper carrier being located in the swingarm slot.

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Re: Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
Reply #8 on: 28 March, 2019, 10:57:26 PM
yes that was my thoughts too, its quite a large tang (only had my rear wheel off a week ago) & the caliper must have been tight on the brake hose  :084:
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Re: Rear caliper incorrectly mounted
Reply #9 on: 28 March, 2019, 11:15:15 PM
Thinking about it a Year like that does seem very odd
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