Triumph Trophy

Main Trophy Boards => Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues => Topic started by: Iain on March 06, 2014, 11:09:30 pm

Title: Stuck brake calliper
Post by: Iain on March 06, 2014, 11:09:30 pm
What's the best thing for unseizing a stuck calliper? should I lube it with something after freeing it?
Title: Re: Stuck brake calliper
Post by: Ernest T on March 07, 2014, 01:38:01 am
Your Trophy has a stuck caliper?  Take it to the dealer because there is something seriously wrong if a new bike has a stuck caliper.  Bikes that haven't undergone routine brake maintenance usually don't get stuck--even after many years of use.  If you follow the manual you should never get a stuck caliper.  I've restored several old bikes and broke the piston free by disconnecting the brake line and using air pressure, but beware it could shoot across the garage.  Once its free I'd remove the old seals, then clean it using new brake fluid.  If there is any stuck on gunk you can use something like simple green to get it out.  Any corrosion on the caliper or piston and they need replaced.  Once you have it clean, lube the new seals and install them. Coat the piston with brake fluid and insert it in the caliper.
Title: Re: Stuck brake calliper
Post by: DonTom on March 07, 2014, 07:31:09 am
*Originally Posted by Iain [+]
What's the best thing for unseizing a stuck calliper?
A Triumph Dealer.

-Don-  Reno, NV