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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2018, 12:01:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by biscut1975 [+]
have ordered two pins so will replace both of them once I replace the pads, still debating which pads and discs to go for at the moment ;-)
Order 1 for the back caliper as well and 3 stainless Steel caps for each pin if I were you
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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 12:09:59 PM »
K-Man .... Just for you. A little nostalgia (when they where New)  :038:





& Does away with those stupid blanking cap!  :138:

 

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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 12:23:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
Order 1 for the back caliper as well and 3 stainless Steel caps for each pin if I were you

ahhhh good thought...will do that now...thanks very much

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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018, 12:25:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Captain Crazy [+]
K-Man .... Just for you. A little nostalgia (when they where New)  :038:





& Does away with those stupid blanking cap!  :138:

 

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cant see why they wouldnt have that as original design and get rid of the blanking cap, guess someone thought the blanking cap was better from an aesthetics POV...looks over practicality perhaps?

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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2018, 02:05:36 PM »
While you're at it, get stainless or titanium bolts for the discs as well. Not exactly a budget item but could well save much heartache in a few years time.
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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 03:54:57 PM »
When you replace the pins put copper slip on the threads for next time.

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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2018, 03:57:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by biscut1975 [+]
cant see why they wouldnt have that as original design and get rid of the blanking cap, guess someone thought the blanking cap was better from an aesthetics POV...looks over practicality perhaps?

I like the look of those where can I get some? If OEM part no. Please.

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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2018, 03:59:26 PM »
I fitted 3 replacement stainless pins and stainless caps. I feel the caps are good as a backup feature to stop the pins possibly coming loose and dropping out, not recommended, nice coating of Duralac on the threads, good for many thousand miles with no worries of them seizing in  :028:
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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2018, 04:02:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
I fitted 3 replacement stainless pins and stainless caps. I feel the caps are good as a backup feature to stop the pins possibly coming loose and dropping out, not recommended, nice coating of Duralac on the threads, good for many thousand miles with no worries of them seizing in  :028:

Will certainly put something grease wise on them, managed to get the other one out and its dry as a bone...and very rusty !! not good

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Re: Brake Pin Woes
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2018, 08:36:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
I fitted 3 replacement stainless pins and stainless caps. I feel the caps are good as a backup feature to stop the pins possibly coming loose and dropping out, not recommended, nice coating of Duralac on the threads, good for many thousand miles with no worries of them seizing in  :028:

That's exactly what they are, a secondary locking (i.e. safety) device there to stop the pins falling out if they loose their torque. Loosing your pads at speed really is not something you want to do. I absolutely would not fit the pins that are photographed above that does not have the secondary locking, christ, I wouldn't even fit pads to my mountain bike without the little locking clip on the end of the pin.

 


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