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Brake calipers
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:45:26 pm »
Hi guys,

I'm gonna strip my calipers down and re grease them as they were sticking today. anyone know of any tips or gotchya's I should be aware of?

Is it straight forward?

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Re: Brake calipers
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 09:09:22 pm »
I have to do my Sprint ones every couple of months.  I go t some red brake grease especially for the job.

I take the calipers off, push the pistons back and use a strong solution of washing up liquid in water with an old toothbrush to clean up the existing dust and grease.  And simply re-grease around the pistons, the guides where the edges of the pads touch the calipers, the back of the pads and reassemble.

Make sure you don't get any grease on the disks or front of the pads but I suppose it will make them last longer  :114:  If you do I just use brake cleaner to clean up the disks (don't breathe too deep  :087: ).

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Re: Brake calipers
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 10:26:12 pm »
really? every couple months?  Don't have a problem with them. HAd to replace the rear pads. I used brake system lube when reassembling, and still no problem.

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Re: Brake calipers
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 10:37:18 pm »
I'm in the habit of using supermarket vinegar if I've done any mileage on salty roads or left it for more than a day before washing with a pressure washer on low spray.

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Re: Brake calipers
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2015, 10:58:10 pm »
Cheers guys.

How do you use the vinegar sin-tiger??

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Re: Brake calipers
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 10:42:24 am »
Just spray it around to neutralise the salt and soften dried up crud. Seems to work historically but I couldn't claim any hard/objective evidence to support that.

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Re: Brake calipers
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2015, 08:36:11 pm »
Cheers. Got one side done tonight. One of the pads on the smaller Pistons was stuck solid. Loads of crud stuck in there that wasn't shifted with the hose!

Will find Nash the job tomorrow.

Brake pad manufacturers must have rubbed there hands in glee when they heard the triumph would have 4 pads each side of the front!!!!!!

Oh well!!

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Re: Brake calipers
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 09:02:29 pm »
Yeah that is something I couldn't understand. My old Vision had linked braking, it had only two pads per caliper per side on the front. :084:
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