Caliper Reassembly

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Caliper Reassembly

Post by Curtis » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:56 am

So I know the calipers are hard to get apart. I used air to get mine apart.

How hard should they be to put back together? I put one together and I had to tap the piston in with a rubber hammer.
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Re: Caliper Reassembly

Post by GeoffM » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:30 am

They should be pretty toight. Also remember you're pushing against the action of the belleville washers on the post. (well, actually with the action but the washer/post clearence is tight)
Use lots of assembly lube and be very careful that you are square to the bore...its easy to bend the middle post if you arent extremely diligent.
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Re: Caliper Reassembly

Post by Curtis » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:37 am

GeoffM wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:30 am
They should be pretty toight. Also remember you're pushing against the action of the belleville washers on the post. (well, actually with the action but the washer/post clearence is tight)
Use lots of assembly lube and be very careful that you are square to the bore...its easy to bend the middle post if you arent extremely diligent.
Thanks, that's pretty much what I thought.
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