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Lines and master cyl) front brake system from a 999. Should this bolt on to a 748 or are there any other mods needed.Check fit the master cylinders on your handle bars. The MC does not clear some 2 piece clip-ons. The reservoir on the 999 master cylinder sits very low and often hits the clip-on portion. If it does not clear your clip-ons---I know these will fit. We installed these on a 999 a few months ago. SPEEDYMOTO Adj. Clip-ons: 53mm Silver . You'll get a little bit of angle adjustment and a 5/8 rise for comfort as well.,

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lines and master cyl) front brake system from a 999. Should this bolt on to a 748 or are there any other mods needed.Check fit the master cylinders on your handle bars. The MC does not clear some 2 piece clip-ons. The reservoir on the 999 master cylinder sits very low and often hits the clip-on portion. If it does not clear your clip-ons---I know these will fit. We installed these on a 999 a few months ago. SPEEDYMOTO Adj. Clip-ons: 53mm Silver . You'll get a little bit of angle adjustment and a 5/8 rise for comfort as well.,

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2003 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC REAR DISC RATTLE,HOW DO I REPLACE IT?


Hello Dale, this is an easy job on your bike. Use a flat head screw driver and remove the brake pad cover...it will pop off.
Remove the hairpin type clips off of the ends of the brake pad pins.... Use pliers & pull the brake pad pins out from the front of the rear brake caliper....Clean the rear brake caliper's piston with brake cleaner. Use a rag and wipe it clean...Reinsert the old brake pads into the caliper. Place a pry bar between the brake pads, then push the inner piston into the caliper body, this will allow room to install new pads.... Remove the old brake pads...Coat the brake pad pins and the new brake pads metal back plates with high-temperature grease.

Slip the new brake pads into the rear brake caliper, then push the brake pad pins halfway into the caliper. Slip the spring clips into place between the brake pads and the brake pad pins. Push the brake pad pins completely through the rear brake caliper. Push the hairpin clips back into the brake pad pin tips. Snap the brake pad cover onto the top of the rear brake caliper....

Pump the rear brake pedal until the pedal feels firm, indicating that the brake pads have closed around the brake rotor...No bleeding will be needed because the system was never opened - That's all there is to it...i hope this information is helpful & good luck with your bike.


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Nov 22, 2011 | 2003 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC

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How to move a motorcycle with seized brake calipers


THIS TIP GIVES YOU AN EASY WAY TO WHEEL A MOTORBIKE AROUND IF THE BRAKE CALIPER/S SEIZE & CHEAP SEIZED CALIPER FIXES

Most disc brakes seize due to corrosion, so the piston gets pumped out but cannot return on its own . Sometimes the piston seal gets dislodged with the same effect.

TEMPORARY CURE:-

With a rubber mallet or similar hit the brake calipers sharply on the out-most side where there are 1,2 or 3 round shapes in the cast metal, thereby forcing the brake pistons back a fraction.

BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO HIT BLEED NIPPLES, BANJO BOLTS OR OTHER PROTRUSIONS AS THEY MAY BEND OR BREAK
If the calipers have opposing pistons ( the caliper looks similar on the inside) then you may have to do the same from the other side with a whack on a piece of wood or similar that passes through the wheel

DO NOT RIDE THE BIKE as the brakes will seize again as soon as they are used

For a permanent remedy completely refurbish or replace the calipers using new parts & fluid

After-market caliper rebuild kits are much cheaper than buying O.E. (original equipment) parts singly - as they are sold
Complete (original manufacturer) calipers for many modern KAWASAKI & SUZUKI bikes can be obtained (unbadged) for a fraction (<1/3) of the cost of O.E. calipers



Ride safe
Bike-Doc

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Need harley davidson sportster 1200 1996 model free download to install rear brake pads


You must take the two bolts out that holds the caliper to the caliper bracket. Lift the caliper off the bracket and set it aside. Carefully examine the pads and the anti-rattle spring that is in the caliper bracket. Take the old parts out and install the new parts exactly like the old ones were in there. Make sure you put the fiber side of the brake pads towards the rotor.

Now, you must press the piston back into the caliper in order to get it over the new pads. I use either a large C-clamp or a pair of slip joint pliers to force the piston back into it's bore completely. Once you have this done, carefully place the caliper back over the pads and onto the bracket without disturbing the pads.

Now, slowly depress the rear brake pedal repeatedly until you get a full firm brake pedal. Do not ride the bike until you get a good brake pedal and test the brakes.

Good Luck
Steve

Jan 27, 2011 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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I had both front brake calipers strip and rebuilt a year ago they are now sticking. would brake cleaner sort this problem


HI, THE TROUBLE WITH BRAKES ON THE OLDER BIKES IS COMMON, AND NOT UNUSUAL FOR THIS TO HAPPEN ON A YEARLY BASIS, MY THOUGHTS ON THIS ARE THE BRAKE CLEANER WILL ONLY REMOVE LOOSE BRAKE DUST ETC, THE TYPE OF STICKING YOU ARE GETTING IS BEST CURED BY REMOVING THE CALIPERS FROM THE FORKS AND CHECKING FOR FREE MOVEMENT OF ALL PARTS, SLIDERS, PISTIONS, PADS, ETC IT MAY BE THIS TIME YOU WILL ONLY HAVE TO SERVICE 1 CALIPER,NO NEED TO REMOVE BRAKE LINES OR DISTURB THE PRESSURISED SYSTEM. WITH 1 CALIPER REMOVED GENTLY PULL IN THE BRAKE LEVER AND CHECK OPERATION OF PISTONS, DO NOT PUSH OUT ALL THE WAY AS THIS WILL CAUSE THE FLUID TO LEAK OUT OF THE SYSTEM, PUSH THE PISTONS BACK HOME GENTLY WITH SOME GRIPS TAKING CARE NOT TO DAMAGE PAINTWORK ON CALIPER OUTER, A SLIGHT RESISTANCE SHOULD BE FELT, IF YOU HAVE TO USE EXTREME FORCE THEN THE CALIPER WILL NEED A COMPLETE SERVICE, PEPEAT OPERATION ON OTHER CALIPER, PAUL

Dec 27, 2010 | 2000 kawasaki ZZR 600

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How to get rear calipars apart to replace the pads?


You don't have to take the caliper apart, they won't come apart. Remove the two screws that you see when looking at the caliper. They use Torx type wrenches. When you get the long bolts out, lift the caliper off the rear brake caliper bracket. Notice how the pads are positioned and the steel anti rattle pieces are postitioned. Replace the pads and the anti rattle clips in the rear brake bracket.

In the caliper, you're going to have to depress the piston back into the caliper. I use either a C-clamp or a large pair of slip joint pliers to push the piston all the way back into it's bore. Use a rag or something so that you don't scratch the paint on the caliper.

Once the piston is completely seated, carefully put the caliper back on the caliper bracket being careful not to disturb the pads. Install the two bolts and torque them to 25 foot pounds or so.

Carefully and slowly pump the rear brake pedal until you have a full firm pedal. Check the brakes for proper operation prior to riding the bike. Improperly serviced brakes can result in serious injury or death.

Good Luck
Steve

May 26, 2010 | 2002 Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard

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Calipers are hung up


This usually happens after a long period of storage: the first time you apply the brakes, they fail to release their grip on the brake rotors. Moisture in the system causes corrosion to develop which prevents the caliper pistons from retracting when the brake lever (or brake pedal) is released.

What you need to do is take the calipers apart and remove the pistons. With the pistons removed, carefully pry out the rubber piston seals and soak everything in soapy water. Using a dental instrument or similar device, be sure to clean all of the corrosion from the groove where the piston seal fits into the caliper. Replace the seal and reassemble everything using clean DOT3 brake fluid as it goes back together.

Refill the system with new brake fluid and bleed out the air. Once completed, your brakes should work like new.

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BMW R75/7 brake question


I have actually done the conversion and the best thing you can do is fit the smallest mastercylinder you can find - my guru would only fit 11mm m/c s to with ATE calipers . The best pads I found were the EBCs. Most good brake shops will be able to sleeve your existing cylinder down. Forget any piffle you may read about spongy levers and long travel- it just doesnt happen if you have the ability to bleed the brakes. The problem with going away from the BMW m/c is the switchgear and throttle - if you fit another MC you will need new switchgear , twistgrip and cables. It takes major engineering or a brave bodge to fit a different caliper to the ATE fork legs , as the mounting system is unique. The forks from most BMWs interchange , including from the K bikes , but spoked wheels which work with the later and better twin Brembos are scarce and exspensive. I have a pair of Showa forks with twin Brembos off a late K which cost $ 200- on ebay including the wheel , guard and a near new tire. Problem is it is an alloy wheel and the only person I cAn find with a spoked wheel to fit wants $600- for it. And I am not ready to put alloy wheels on my R75/7 just yet.

Nov 20, 2008 | 1976 BMW R 75-7

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748 brake conversion


lines and master cyl) front brake system from a 999. Should this bolt on to a 748 or are there any other mods needed.Check fit the master cylinders on your handle bars. The MC does not clear some 2 piece clip-ons. The reservoir on the 999 master cylinder sits very low and often hits the clip-on portion. If it does not clear your clip-ons---I know these will fit. We installed these on a 999 a few months ago. SPEEDYMOTO Adj. Clip-ons: 53mm Silver . You'll get a little bit of angle adjustment and a 5/8 rise for comfort as well.,

Nov 10, 2008 | 2001 Ducati 748 S

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Radial calipers


and have found these. They are described as: .. designed to adapt forks having standard bottom configurations to facilitate the use of radial brake calipers. The kit is intended specifically for use with the Ohlins R&T forks and Ducati superbike models prior to the 749 and 999. So I take it they will fit. Then I've found some radial calipers from a 2007 S4R. Having done some searching of the forum I'm still very confused about fitment offests etc - and have seen one thread warning about using 65-100 something! Can anyone give me a quick answer - what would need to be done to make these fit, or what should I be looking for?,Radial caliper conversions cost a big chunk of change and in my humble opinion there are way cooler things you can spend money on for a base 748 like light wheels or good tires and a track day. Do you really need them? I personally don't see the need for radial calipers on a 748 even if you track your bike. Why not drop some cash on a good set of pads and a 19x20 radial master cylinder if its responsiveness and feel you're looking for?,,,

Nov 10, 2008 | 2000 Ducati 748 E- S (Biposto-Monoposto) -...

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Radial calipers


and have found these. They are described as: .. designed to adapt forks having standard bottom configurations to facilitate the use of radial brake calipers. The kit is intended specifically for use with the Ohlins R&T forks and Ducati superbike models prior to the 749 and 999. So I take it they will fit. Then I've found some radial calipers from a 2007 S4R. Having done some searching of the forum I'm still very confused about fitment offests etc - and have seen one thread warning about using 65-100 something! Can anyone give me a quick answer - what would need to be done to make these fit, or what should I be looking for?,Radial caliper conversions cost a big chunk of change and in my humble opinion there are way cooler things you can spend money on for a base 748 like light wheels or good tires and a track day. Do you really need them? I personally don't see the need for radial calipers on a 748 even if you track your bike. Why not drop some cash on a good set of pads and a 19x20 radial master cylinder if its responsiveness and feel you're looking for? ________________,,,

Nov 10, 2008 | 2001 Ducati 748

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