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  • Offline GarminDave   gb

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    Brake Service
    on: Dec 07, 2021, 11.07 am
    Dec 07, 2021, 11.07 am
    I was so happy to have serviced my front brakes then I started on the rear!

    During my £1,000 80,000 mile service it was pointed out to me my brake discs were below the 4.5mm wear limit at 4mm.  The parts from Triumph were £700 so I thought I can do better than that.

    I bought two front EBC discs, with black hubs at £132.00 each.  I had a full set of EBC pads courtesy of a past forum member who'd gone onto another bike and had a set in stock for £60.00 the full set.  I then bought a Triumph rear disc at £134 as EBC had no rear disc stock.  I also purchased a 1/2drive impact T40 torx bit and a couple of new bolts for each disc (not the full 5 for each disc) in case I damaged them.  Total so far about £500 saving £200 over the parts only price.

    Following instructions from various threads on here I successfully removed the front disc, cleaned everything up and reassembled to all the correct torque settings, I did not cover my bike in witness marks either and it is brilliant.

    So today I thought I'd tackle the rear.  All went well until I tried to remove the Brake Pad Pins.  These are 5mm Allen key size and would not budge.  The first thing to move was the allen key rounding off the edges so I drove a 5.5mm allen key and managed to get one out, no such luck on pin two.

    I thought I'll get a new calliper, but for this poxy two-cylinder floating calliper Triumph want £525.  :745: :745: :745: :745:

    So an online search found https://powerhouse.uk/ will refurbish my calliper at 10% of the new price.

    It is now currently with Royal Mail the next day before 1 pm at £8.85 on its way to Dave, hopefully, my saviour.
    Last Edit: Dec 07, 2021, 11.09 am by GarminDave
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    Re: Brake Service
    Reply #1 on: Dec 07, 2021, 11.15 am
    Dec 07, 2021, 11.15 am
    Dave,  you're reaching the point when it would be cheaper to buy a lower mileage Trophy and throw that one away (or sell to RedMerle... he collects them  :008:)
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    Re: Brake Service
    Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2021, 11.20 am
    Dec 07, 2021, 11.20 am
    Try using a torx bit if the Allen key fails beat the torx bit with a hammer and then try never fails, not so far anyway
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    Re: Brake Service
    Reply #3 on: Dec 07, 2021, 01.10 pm
    Dec 07, 2021, 01.10 pm
    It's probably also worth buying a pair of spare Pins ( T2020966 ) at under £10.00
    and keeping them in your box of Trophy bits & pieces, so that they are available
    for quick replacment if you have a similar problem in the future.

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    Re: Brake Service
    Reply #4 on: Dec 07, 2021, 01.21 pm
    Dec 07, 2021, 01.21 pm
    *Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
    Dave,  you're reaching the point when it would be cheaper to buy a lower mileage Trophy and throw that one away (or sell to RedMerle... he collects them  :008:)

    I know Ken it is a thought I've often had.  I'm getting to the age where a lighter bike would make sense and I'm currently awaiting a look at the Honda NT1100 and the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 both available early next year.  I won't buy another Trophy and will ride this 'till it drops or the Honda/Triumph660 make cow eyes at me and make me buy one.
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    Re: Brake Service
    Reply #5 on: Dec 07, 2021, 01.24 pm
    Dec 07, 2021, 01.24 pm
    *Originally Posted by Noggin [+]
    Try using a torx bit if the Allen key fails beat the torx bit with a hammer and then try never fails, not so far anyway

    Good idea.

    To be fair the nice service manager at Newcastle Triumph offered to get it out for me but I'd paid Royal Mail Special delivery to Powerhouse Automotive so thought I'd follow through as their quote was so low to completely refurbish the calliper and I'm hoping to get it back in as new condition.
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    Re: Brake Service
    Reply #6 on: Dec 07, 2021, 01.28 pm
    Dec 07, 2021, 01.28 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    It's probably also worth buying a pair of spare Pins ( T2020966 ) at under £10.00
    and keeping them in your box of Trophy bits & pieces, so that they are available
    for quick replacment if you have a similar problem in the future.

    Cheers  :821:



    I do carry a few spares with me but as previously said the bike is getting into the realms of not cost-effective to fix and having a lot of spares will not be a good investment.  As an example, I got the pads at a knockdown price because a fellow forum member had them in stock but sold his bike before he had a chance to use them.
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    Re: Brake Service
    Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2021, 03.03 pm
    Dec 07, 2021, 03.03 pm
    The locating pins are often a challenge, usually they get tightened down much more than is required and often not lubricated. I recommend Wurth AL1100 where in contact with Alloys, I find it performs well against corrosion and so far lasts much longer than the often over used copper based greases.

    I've dealt with powerhouse a few times now and they do a good job, the turn around is impressive and they have all the proper tools / techniques available to do the job without causing further damage and have been helpful and fair to deal with. Even an engineer will find that hard to beat comparing parts costs alone,

     



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