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Caliper position I trying to put together my bakes after getting them polished and i am unsure what direction (if it even matters ) the brand name should be positioned. Up or down? does it matter

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Fit the calipers with the bleed nipples at the top and brake hoses at the bottom or you will not be able to bleed the air out of them.

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Brand new starter siloneid and bike won't start doesn't even make sound but touch post together and it kicks over even if one is still connected to silonoide


Are you Australian by any chance old boy? You spell solenoid the way you say it :-)

It sounds like either your ignition switch or the starter button is faulty. The solenoid and the starter is working when you jump it, but it doesn't work in the normal manner. You should also check the connections making sure they are polished clean, Vaseline covered, and tight. Vaseline is electrically conductive.

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Changing rear brake pads on a 2011 tri glide ultra classic


A TriGlide's rear brakes are quite different from a two-wheeled Ultra, which seems to be what everyone has been talking about. In order to change the pads:
While the bike is on the ground, break the lug nuts loose on both sides. Release the parking brake. Then lift the bike so that the rear tires are far enough off the ground that you can take a rear tire off and get it out from under the fender.
Start with the left rear tire, as it is the furthest away from the master cylinder. With the tire out of the way, you can see the caliper. You'll see a lever on the caliper for the parking brake on the inboard side of the caliper. There is n Ny-Lock type nut on the lever shaft. Remove the nut and lever, and back the bolt out. The bolt is what applies pressure to the caliper piston when you set the parking brake, and if it isn't backed out enough, it will prevent you from pushing the piston sufficiently to put the new pads in.
There are two bolts in the caliper that capture the pads. Remove the bolts and pads. You can use one of the pads and a C-clamp to now push the piston in. Or, you may be able to push the piston in by hand.
While you have the caliper off, there is a bushing on the top and bottom that allows the caliper to self-center as the pads wear. They should move in and out of the caliper housing with a little resistance. It's a good idea to check them, and take them out and clean and lubricate them with a thin coat of anti-sieze and reinstall. If they have a lot of corrosion on them, you may want to replace.
It's also recommended that you bleed the brakes, as the brake fluid has a tendency to absorb moisture over time. As the fluid gets hot, the water will cause bubbles to form, and you'll loose stopping power. (Don't try to bleed the brakes until the pads and caliper have been reinstalled and bolted in over the rotor)
Install the new pads, and reinstall the caliper. The pad kit you bought from H-D should have new bolts to put in the caliper for the parking brake, so replace the bolt, running it in far enough so you feel it contacting the piston. Put the lever back on so that it is resting against the stop on the caliper in the fully released position, and put a new Ny-Lock nut on that should have come in the kit.
Now bleed the brake line. Keep bleeding until clear fluid flows, being sure you don't introduce air into the line.
When everything has been tightened to the proper torque, put the tire and lug nuts back on. Repeat for the right side.
Once you've got everything back together, back off the adjustment on the parking brake lever, and then set the brake. If the brakes don't hold when you push the bike, release the lever and tighten the adjustment. Repeat until the brakes hold the bike. Make sure you tighten the set screw the holds the lever adjustment in position.
You should then be good to go. Be sure to wash down any brake fluid that may have dripped, as it will ruin paint finishes.

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Need to change my rear tiore need to know what bolts to take off


Take the bolts out that holds the caliper into the caliper braket. Remove the caliper and place it so it's not hanging by the hose nor crimping the hose. Jack the bike up until there's just a bit of weight on the rear wheel. Take the nut off the axle and pull the rear axle out. MAKE SURE YOU MARK THE SPACERS AS TO WHERE THEY GO and the direction. Allow the wheel to slide forward and start the belt off the rear wheel pulley. You may have to take the upper belt guard off. Raise the bike up enough to allow you to lean the wheel over and pull it out from under the bike. You may have to take part of the exhaust system off if the axle won't clear it. When you go to put it back together, put the axle in from the left side of the bike. Put the spacers in their correct positions.

Good Luck
Steve

Aug 30, 2011 | 2006 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage...

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I was changing the front disc brake pads on my 2008 Suzuki Boulevard S50. I took the two bolts out that hold the calipers together which caused the fluid to leak out and a small rubber gasket fell out ....


You will need to buy a new rubber gasket kit for caliper from suzuki shop
It is not usual to pull caliper apart for pad replacement, normally unbolt caliper off fork leg and lift of the disk

Jul 08, 2011 | 2008 Suzuki Boulevard

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I got a mini chopper from a buddy ,but i dont know how to tell who made it ,there is no name on it or maker brand,it came in some milk crates. Ineed to put it toghter and wire it up ,can you help.


There is a lot of mini bikes out there straight from China, most have names on them on the outer engine cover, some have stickers which usually peel off, if you cannot find the maker than it will be a matter of trial and error, is the engine in pieces??? If the engine is together and you have all the parts than you will have a rough idea what goes where but in my experience with basket cases you will find a few (if you are lucky) parts missing!!

Feb 14, 2011 | Hero Honda Splendor Motorcycles

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On my 1986 GPZ600 the rear brake siezes up when I use it.


The pistons themselves are generally the problem. The pins and guides just stop the pads from slopping about. Take pads out and caliper off and remove piston and clean out receptable. Check piston seal ring and dust (or packing) ring are not rolled, twisted or damaged. Your pads may even be worn too thin and plunger is having to push piston too far out and ring seals are not sliding on the smoother surface of piston receptable. Hope this helps. Below is a link to a typicall disc brake in exploded view form with part names.
Cheers.

http://www.cmsnl.com/kawasaki-1986-a3-zx550_model12812/partslist/F2294.html

May 14, 2010 | Motorcycles

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How do replace bake braks on a 2005 883 sportster


I don't like giving "how to" information dealing with brakes as I feel that brakes are so important that if you're not sure of what you're doing, you need to take it to a qualified mechanic. Do this job at your own risk. Brakes are not difficult to repair but they must be done correctly or personal injury or death can be the result.

Usually, there are two bolts that hold the caliper into the caliper bracket. Remove these two bolts and the caliper should lift right out. Now, pay particular attention to the way the metal clips on each side of the brake pads are installed. Also, pay attention to how the spring clip is positioned. These are basically anti-rattle devices but must be installed correctly.

Replace the pads and the metal clips. Make sure put the brake pads in with the friction surface towards the brake disc. Don't laugh, I've seen people put the metal side to the brake rotor, especially on the backside. Now, you must press the piston back into the caliper. Use a C-clamp or large pair of slip joint pliers. Make sure you use something to protect the paint on your caliper. You may want to remove the top of the rear brake master cylinder if you don't open the bleeder valve. If you open the bleeder valve to press the piston back into the caliper, make sure you check your brake fluid level before riding the bike.

When reinstalling the brake caliper, be careful not to knock the brake pads out of the caliper bracket. Press the brake pedal while keeping an eye on your brake fluid level in the master cylinder. You may have to depress the pedal a number of times before you get a good firm pedal. Make sure you have done the job correctly before you ride the bike. When you do ride the bike, test the brakes within the first 100 feet you ride at a very low speed. Depressing the brake pedal and the bike doesn't slow is a BAD feeling.

Sep 24, 2009 | 2005 Harley Davidson XL 883L Sportster

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Rear brake pad change


No you don't, it is however for most of us a lot easier if you do. Check or mark your axle position on both sides before loosening or removal. After putting things back together check your belt tension. Hope this helps.

JP

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Fully rebuilt front calipers but they will not relaease


Try the Hoses if they are original they may be breaking up internally and stopping the fluid from returning to the master cyl.

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1979 yz 400 f I have to put a new plug in


basically yes, if this is a 89 or a 99 model you can do so. you will still end up locking the damper in place. but please do note that over doing this may leave the link immovable.

regards,

voodoo

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