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In my quest for better braking I picked up a Speed Merchant caliper mounting bracket and a Tokico caliper.
I plan on rebuilding the caliper and storing it until a suitable 19" wheel turns up.
I know thaty typically brake fluid is used for the sleeves and pistons but since It wont go into service for who knows when I wanted to use a product that would hold up till the planets align.
My question is has anyone used Red Rubber Grease like the stuff from Castrol and is this the product I should be looking at?
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Rubber grease will be fine and then store somewhere warm and dry, but why not mount it now?
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In my quest for better braking I picked up a Speed Merchant caliper mounting bracket and a Tokico caliper.
I plan on rebuilding the caliper and storing it until a suitable 19" wheel turns up.
I know thaty typically brake fluid is used for the sleeves and pistons but since It wont go into service for who knows when I wanted to use a product that would hold up till the planets align.
My question is has anyone used Red Rubber Grease like the stuff from Castrol and is this the product I should be looking at?
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Are you running this on a mag wheel or spoked? i didn't buy this because it says it wont clear a spoked wheel but the bike in your pic has a spoked wheel?
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I am looking for a 19" mag wheel. like this one.
This is a requirement for clearance issues with this adapter.
If I'm patient one will eventually turn up at a reasonable price.
I'm making some changes that had been suggested in an earlier post of a better caliper and a 19" wheel both of which made perfect sense.
I am also making some other changes at the same time.
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That looks a fantastic brake set up! I would love to have the same.
Have a look on sportsterpedia re wheels etc, there is everything you need to know. http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...k:evo:wheels01
My 13 spoke came off a Dyna, so plenty of choices out there.
You could even try offering a swop deal, you never know someone may be looking to go the other way.
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For the caliper pistons HD recommends KS62F assembly grease.
For the caliper bolts and boots G40M BRAKE GREASE

Both are supplied to Harley from CHEMTREC®

I have been using ATE Plastilube Brake Lubricant when lubricating my brake components, pad pins, rubber boots etc. (I haven't rebuilt the calipers yet)

https://www.ate-na.com/products/ate-...ake-lubricant/
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This is great information.
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I have dual Tokico calipers on my Roadster. I bought mounts from Kevfab . originally for factory mags. But I ended up going 16" wire spoke and they still fit.
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