caliper disassembly - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
caliper disassembly

how hard is it to take the front brakes off of my '03 rc? i want to do some clean-up and change the pads but i don't want to mess anything up either. before i start unbolting things, is it a simple take'em off and put'em on procedure?
TMFD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 09:39 PM
Moderator
 
SubSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 6,468
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
They are very easy to remove.
Each caliper is held by two 8mm bolts to the caliper bracket.
There's no need to remove the caliper bracket, only the caliper.

I recommend loosening the retainer pins before you remove the caliper.
And remove and work on one caliper at a time because when you push the pistons into the bores, they will exert a force on the other caliper pistons as well.
I put a piece of thick cardboard between the pads so I can push the pistons into the bores without damaging the pad surface. Some use wooden wedges.
That's if you don't have a fancy pad spredder tool.

Before you replace the old pads, use some brake cleaner and a old toothbrush to scrub around the pistons to remove dirt and pad dust. It will prevent wear/damage to the piston dust seals.
I suggest you buy a service manual for your bike. It's worth it's weight in gold if you work on your bike.

For future reference, the caliper bracket is mounted to the fork by 10mm bolts with a T50 Torx head.
These bolts are discontinued. If the head is damaged and the bolt must be replaced, you can substitute with 10mm Flanged Hex bolt.
For my SP2, it was a 10x35, it may differ on an SP1.

Last edited by SubSailor; 02-11-2009 at 09:44 PM.
SubSailor is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-13-2009, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thank you sub!
TMFD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome