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by MikeyG
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rear brake hard line - single or double flare?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Rear brake hard line - single or double flare?

Hey,

I've replaced the rear brake lines and forgot if it's a double or single flare (going to the Flexi line). Thanks in advance.
by MikeyG
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rewinding rear calipers
Replies: 31
Views: 5125

Re: Rewinding rear calipers

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One on the left was fitted in the 'new' caliper. It's clearly too small and was popping out when turning to extend or retract the piston.
by MikeyG
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rewinding rear calipers
Replies: 31
Views: 5125

Re: Rewinding rear calipers

Installed the 2nd circlip in about 10 minutes - suspiciously too easy. When winding the piston back in it made a pop and doesn't wind any more. I'll try putting in a known good circlip but thinking about just getting new ones as if they're this sloppy, what else have they scrimped on.
by MikeyG
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rewinding rear calipers
Replies: 31
Views: 5125

Re: Rewinding rear calipers

Not just out but back in again too and it operates correctly now! I'll test it rigourously when it's all back together and, to be honest, I'll probably end up replacing it purely for peace of mind, but it's been a quirky little job to say the least. Just removed the second caliper piston and they at...
by MikeyG
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rewinding rear calipers
Replies: 31
Views: 5125

Re: Rewinding rear calipers

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Oh yeah, got it out in 5 mins with 2 straight picks!
by MikeyG
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rewinding rear calipers
Replies: 31
Views: 5125

Re: Rewinding rear calipers

https://i.postimg.cc/8sk5657p/IMG-20210707-142924.jpg And there's the problem - the circlip inside is missing. Cheeky git isn't replying to emails or eBay messages and it's been longer than 30 days so I can't open a dispute. How do you get that circlip out? If I could take it out the old ones it mi...
by MikeyG
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rewinding rear calipers
Replies: 31
Views: 5125

Re: Rewinding rear calipers

Is it easy enough to remove the piston? I've got one fully extended - I'm not sure if it'll help, but the guy isn't responding and I really want this done.
by MikeyG
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rewinding rear calipers
Replies: 31
Views: 5125

Re: Rewinding rear calipers

Dundee in Scotland.

Could you post a picture of the exploded view?

It's the craziest design ever.
by MikeyG
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rewinding rear calipers
Replies: 31
Views: 5125

Re: Rewinding rear calipers

It's the Allan key adjuster at the back, sorry for not being more clear. If I apply moderate pressure to the piston face It then engages - and I can wind the piston to extend. It doesn't retract though. Engaging the handbrake lever doesn't move the piston either. I bought them 'brand new' off eBay f...