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I'll definitely take you up on that offer. I put it back together using blue Locktite and new seals. I'd like to get some ride time before getting into the front end since it appears to be in good shape.

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I have an 81. On my rear caliper I could get a socket on the nuts to hold them for tightening. Those nuts look quite big as well.



Do you have access to an engineer or machine shop who could make the holes larger to accommodate a socket?



Also, when you refit the piston into the caliper, ensure it is totally parallel. If it is not it will not return & get stuck in the body of the caliper & you will lock up the brake.



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Sounds like a viable solution. Can probably hog-out the holes on a drill press enough to use a socket.
I need to source a new brake line also. Does anyone know if dealers are still stocking parts for these old rides?

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Hi,

I replaced the old copper & rubber brake lines with Goodridge hose, from the rear master cylinder to the caliper.

You can find these easliy.

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you always can keensert the hole.

pins are easily made from grade 8 bolts
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Lots of options it seems. This may remain a work in progress this year.

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I replaced the old copper & rubber brake lines with Goodridge hose, from the rear master cylinder to the caliper.

You can find these easliy.

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Which product did you use. I have a conversation going with Goodridge about their Sniper II line and a bad review on Amazon. Off the top, it looks like the way to go here.
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you always can keensert the hole.

pins are easily made from grade 8 bolts
Looks to me like these screws were designed to lock against their own collar rather than put pressure on the caliper.
I ordered these since mine were heavily worn. These appear to have Nylocs.

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Looks to me like these screws were designed to lock against their own collar rather than put pressure on the caliper.
I ordered these since mine were heavily worn. These appear to have Nylocs...
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Hi,

the two Goodridge lines I bought from my local bike shop, ready made, plug & play.

And those are the correct bolts.

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