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Offline PapaTom

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Re: Tiger XRX front brake feel
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2020, 02:12:13 PM »
As posty mentioned, I have the brake piston tool as used by Muddysump.
Mine was 22 from Machinemart (UK) but widely available. Makes the job a whole lot easier.

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Re: Tiger XRX front brake feel
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2020, 02:29:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by PapaTom [+]
As posty mentioned, I have the brake piston tool as used by Muddysump.
Mine was 22 from Machinemart (UK) but widely available. Makes the job a whole lot easier.

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Exactly. I have the Draper version. If you have trouble turning a piston then you need a rebuild kit (pistons and seals)
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Re: Tiger XRX front brake feel
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2020, 03:03:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
I have the Draper version.

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Re: Tiger XRX front brake feel
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2020, 04:45:28 PM »
Mine is draper from machine mart

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Re: Tiger XRX front brake feel
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2020, 07:02:00 PM »
Pretty sure mine are the same

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Re: Tiger XRX front brake feel
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2020, 04:57:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by hoggyf [+]
Due to covid and not riding much, last week was the first time out for a bit and it reminded that the front brakes seem poor.

They are budget brakes, ok if you ride on the economical side. A bike with this power & weight should imo have twin 4 pot callipers, as fitted to the Tiger Sport.

Triumph have fitted decent brakes to the 900, they finally listened to people.
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Re: Tiger XRX front brake feel
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2020, 06:06:55 PM »
Two long lines instead of the bridge, decent pads and careful bleeding and I can stop as well as I need to, which is a good thing bearing in mind the roads I've been in lately as well as all the drivers who have forgotten how to drive in the last 7 weeks.
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Re: Tiger XRX front brake feel
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2020, 09:41:55 AM »
Make sure the outer pad in each caliper can move freely too. When I serviced my calipers recently, I found that one pad was jammed by a build-up of crud on the retaining pin.

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Re: Tiger XRX front brake feel
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2020, 02:15:12 PM »
I suppose seeing as its crap weather tomorrow I could pull the calipers and give them a clean over and look at the pads instead of being lazy and asking on a forum, its free to do all that before spending any money on them  :156:

 


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