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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:50 pm 
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I'd renew , try and get genuine seals {suzuki are cheaper} , the main seals should be ok

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Excellent guide and some top comments.

Gonna be stripping and cleaning my callipers over Chrimbo as they keep sticking on for a few miles which is a pain in the crevice. Also noticed a slight regular biting on the disc when braking gently so bit concerned that it might be slightly warped so will need grinding. Only had the bike just over a friggin' month too. Still, got a fortnight off at the end of this week so happy days.

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Its difficult to get floating disc skimmed due to the fact the disc erm floats on the bobbins

Go on YouTube and search brake disc bobbin clean up



Delboy's Garage, How-To Free up 'motorcycle brake disc bobbins'.!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qoPqN2GBdw
Quick winter maintainance trick, hot to keep your floating discs from seizing up with road dirt and brake dust in winter..... Enjoy.

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Steve-TC1 wrote:
Its difficult to get floating disc skimmed due to the fact the disc erm floats on the bobbins.


Err, yeah - I knew that. Just checking :roll:

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Great how-to, Davyninja.

Just picked up a pair of calipers with near-new pads for $40 and will be refurbishing them to slap on my bike when the ss brakes lines I ordered get here :D

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Thanks for the guide. Printed and ready to go Saturday.
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lol, nice to see the how too has helped a few people out ;-)


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I finished mine on the weekend. the guide was a great help. the second side was easy though :)
Now to get rid of the spongy lever even after much bleeding and bleeding at the master cylinder.

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if the pistons were seized before you refurbished then the spongyness my just be all the pistons moving as they shouldd - the brake lever would have been stiff befoe as you were pulling agains more resistance

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No, the pistons were not seized. I had just had the calipers off a few times to clean and I thought it was time to replace the seals.
I thought i'd just ride it to work for the rest of this week and bleed them again on the weekend.

Should the pad scrape all the time? even first thing in the morning wheeling it out I can hear the pads scraping.

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Great guide. It has made my refurb so much easier.

I did buy a set of piston pliers and couldn't get enough purchase on them so bought a better pair on recommendation, but no joy there. I ended up buying a Brake Piston Wind Back Removal Garage Tool Set from ebay. I must say, out of the twelve pistons, only 3 came out easily with this tool, the others took some sweating as badly seized but got there. All cleaned up nicely. Couldn't have done it without this guide 8)

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Gambo wrote:
Great guide. It has made my refurb so much easier.

I did buy a set of piston pliers and couldn't get enough purchase on them so bought a better pair on recommendation, but no joy there. I ended up buying a Brake Piston Wind Back Removal Garage Tool Set from ebay. I must say, out of the twelve pistons, only 3 came out easily with this tool, the others took some sweating as badly seized but got there. All cleaned up nicely. Couldn't have done it without this guide 8)


i use an old pair of pads remove the calipers off the discs put the old pair of pads instead of decent ones and pump the lever till all the pistons are out ;)

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Gambo wrote:
Great guide. It has made my refurb so much easier.

I did buy a set of piston pliers and couldn't get enough purchase on them so bought a better pair on recommendation, but no joy there. I ended up buying a Brake Piston Wind Back Removal Garage Tool Set from ebay. I must say, out of the twelve pistons, only 3 came out easily with this tool, the others took some sweating as badly seized but got there. All cleaned up nicely. Couldn't have done it without this guide 8)


i use an old pair of pads remove the calipers off the discs put the old pair of pads instead of decent ones and pump the lever till all the pistons are out ;)


Unfortunately I had already removed the callipers thinking it would be an easier job than it was. I have since seen many ways of pumping the pistons out. I'll know better next time. Hindsight is great eh? lol :roll:

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I have a spare B brake lever set up with a rubber brake line on it (allows me to clamp up the line when not in use) - I use this to pump out the pistons - it also allows easier sight of the stickier pistons and to pack out the ones that move - made life a lot more simpler when stripping

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Del wrote:
I have a spare B brake lever set up with a rubber brake line on it (allows me to clamp up the line when not in use) - I use this to pump out the pistons - it also allows easier sight of the stickier pistons and to pack out the ones that move - made life a lot more simpler when stripping


I guess if, like you Del, you regularly strip callipers, having a set-up like that would be a godsend. Have seen a few vids on you-tube and it looks good. I might go down that route as I understand that the 6 pots are notoriously bad for getting jammed up. Might be worth investing in a spare set to swap over when the time comes

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