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Old 10-22-2007, 03:55 AM
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Rear brake mounting?

I recently found while sitting on an incline & applying the rear brake to hold the bike steady that my VTR1000 noticeably rolled backwards. On investigation I found that there doesn't appear to be anything to stop the caliper mount from rotating backwards until the brake pipe reaches maximum stretch.

Sure, there's a lug welded onto the swing arm to stop the caliper from rotating forward & the caliper mount has a big slot in it that looks as if it should mate with something -- but there's nothing there on my bike...

Surely this can't be right?? (my Kawasaki GT750 has a huge brake torque arm to control the rear brake :-) -- is there something missing from the assembly?

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Old 10-22-2007, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by forncett View Post
I recently found while sitting on an incline & applying the rear brake to hold the bike steady that my VTR1000 noticeably rolled backwards. On investigation I found that there doesn't appear to be anything to stop the caliper mount from rotating backwards until the brake pipe reaches maximum stretch.

Sure, there's a lug welded onto the swing arm to stop the caliper from rotating forward & the caliper mount has a big slot in it that looks as if it should mate with something -- but there's nothing there on my bike...

Surely this can't be right?? (my Kawasaki GT750 has a huge brake torque arm to control the rear brake :-) -- is there something missing from the assembly?

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Um, really... Insert lug "A" into slot "B".. When the back tire is mounted, the caliper slot goes over that lug on the swing arm.
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THis keep the caliper from going forward or backward... get it?
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really...c'mon now forncett.....remember sex ed class?
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:09 PM
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And this is "Forum Feedback" how???

Moved to Technical.
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:53 AM
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Yep dead obvious when I take the time to look at the thing properly in daylight :-) Forgive my surprise but this is how I recently took delivery of the new-to-me machine from the dealer, who is now *very* embarrassed...
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This same thing happened to me when I had a new tire put on once.. the rear brake line stretched when the caliper rolled around the hub, so I made the local shop replace the rear brake line.. got a steel braided line gratis.... May I suggest? I wouldnt trust the brake lines integrity now... those ends are just crimped on, and may have come loose.
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