[ROVERNET - UK] Brake parts for Ali...

Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton smokeandsteam at san.rr.com
Wed Aug 9 05:45:18 BST 2006

I know the manual says don't separate the font calipers but if it =
they can be put back together if the shop has the right equipment and if
they were taken apart in the right way.=20

The reason for not undoing the bolts is that the seal between the two =
relies on maintaining accurate mating surfaces and careful torquing when
reassembling - this is usually beyond the capabilities of most service
garages and home workshops.=20

Unless your mechanic was a real bodger he *should* have undone the bolts
with a reasonable amount of care by backing them off all equally until =
were loose and the castings *may* not have warped and the faces *should*
still be true.=20

If you are having a specialist sleeve the calipers, the shop would need =
separate them to bore and sleeve, so you may want to try having them =
your existing calipers before splashing out on replacements.=20

Some of the Triumph guys in these parts use Apple Hydraulics for =
and they seem pretty happy.


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