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Need to tighten or replace front brake caliper on a honda 250

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need to tighten or replace front brake caliper on a honda 250 rebel 2005 motorcycle
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.


Hi, can you explain the problem you are having
with the brake? What is happening exactly?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
my caliper on the bracket on the front fork is loose
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.
Okay, once you have checked all the mounting
bolts the caliper should be secure.
If the caliper is able to wiggle a little bit
it means the bolts/pins that go through the caliper
to hold the brake pads may have some wear on them
These bolt/pins are designed to have a small clearance
to allow the caliper to adjust to the brake wear.
If the clearance is getting too large then the caliper
bracket and bolt/pins would need replacement.
Some small movement may be normal but once it reaches
a couple of millimeters it may be time to repair.
If you know of anyone with a similar bike you could
check their caliper and compare.
There are two flat headed plugs which you could
pull out and check the allen head bolt/pins behind them.
These hold the caliper together.
Both the bolt/pins and the caliper may be worn but
do expect some small bit of clearance as this is normal.
Let me know what added info you need if any.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry, I am not near a phone at the moment but
would be happy to explain in detail any questions you have?
It looks like your caliper pins might have bushings that
could be replaced along with the pins.
That is as long as there is no wear on
any other parts of the caliper. The whole unit would have
to be inspected to determine what is worn most.

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