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Default 04 and up Caliper Brake HD Tech Tip

Here is a a little tech tip about Brake Caliper reassembly for the 04 and up owners. Might save a DIYer from having to buy new calipers.

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Cool. Thanks for the heads-up, Bert.
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Saved it to file, thanks!

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Even though I have and 04 I've seen the new brakes and may need this in the future. Thanks again Bert.
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Yikes, that's scary! I'm sticking this in my maintenance manual.

Where did you find that, anyway?
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I experienced this mistake on my wife's 2005 after I had removed the caliper & wheel to install a chrome sprocket cover. The dealer pointed out this same shop bulletin and asked me to buy a new caliper for $180. I told him no and I corrected the minor cross threading with a M12x1.25 sparkplug tap for a $5 cost. The result was a correctly aligned pin again.
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Thankyou Bert.
That'll save me some fuss in the future
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man i could've used that accouple days ago . . . i wound up yankin my rear wheel off just to get that bracket off so i could fit the pads in, i was afraid i would spend more time monkeyin around with the pads than if i just did the whole pain in the ass ordeal to pull my wheel off . . . so i did . . . anyway, preciate that, so i'll for sure be saving this file.

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I had the same minor cross thread problem after removing the rear wheel on a 06 1200L. Every time I applied the brake the caliper would cock to the side giving me no pedal. Took it apart several times but everything looked ok. The caliper didn't look like it was cross-threaded. Had no pedal with the caliper bolt installed but a good pedal with the bolt out. Fixed the problem by loosely installing the caliper bolt so the treads barely touched, than having someone apply the brakes while I tightened the bolt.
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