Author Topic: Rear Brake Caliper Seals 2012 1050  (Read 1716 times)

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Offline TheGasGranny

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Re: Rear Brake Caliper Seals 2012 1050
Reply #10 on: 01 January, 2022, 01:30:21 PM
Hello All,

I've removed the calliper and had a better inspection. The seals definitely need replacing and the slide seal is missing. I've ordered the kit recommend on here which includes everything 👍

The pins look fine so I've just cleaned them and Neverseized them up.

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TGG.
 

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Re: Rear Brake Caliper Seals 2012 1050
Reply #11 on: 01 January, 2022, 10:13:57 PM
For the price I would change them anyway. IMO the location of the caliper is a major design fail.
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Re: Rear Brake Caliper Seals 2012 1050
Reply #12 on: 01 January, 2022, 10:22:12 PM
If the pins are ok and you copperslip them then no need to change, the s/s pins are no tougher than the monkey metal originals

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Re: Rear Brake Caliper Seals 2012 1050
Reply #13 on: 07 April, 2022, 03:54:14 PM
Old thread I know, but I did my rear caliper today.  One of the pistons in particular was very tight, once I finally got the caliper off and the pistons out there was quite a bit of corrosion in behind both the dust seals, doubtless the source of the tight piston.  Gently scraped it clean, and then got a brass brush in the dremel and polished up the rest - did a nice job of it, and brass is softer than alloy so no scratching.  The sliding assembly was in really good condition thankfully, rubbers good and no corrosion, so I just cleaned it up and reused all of it.  New seals and pistons (they slid in so easily compared to the old ones coming out!) and a full bleed, and we’re back in business….  Feels less wooden and a touch more brake power, as they should be.

 



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