Featured Do Not Neglect Your Brakes

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by Ron Ashurst, Jan 14, 2020 at 10:41 AM.

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  1. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    #1 Ron Ashurst, Jan 14, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    45 years of neglect and the owner was surprised the front brake was locked up.
    6 hours into this and I finally got the piston out of the inside part of the caliper.
    This is a good picture of neglect and what clean vs looks like.

    Front Caliper.jpg
     
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  2. Duckadiledundee

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    I think a lot of bikes out there are probably suffering from neglect...
    I'm kinda grateful for my crash as it gave me a chance to really look over it and it had been badly neglected...

    Nice job @Ron Ashurst
     
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  3. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Top job Ron! :)
    They may have been neglected but it proves that the quality of those 45yr old caliper pistons. Is a f#ck sight better than it is on their modern equivalent!
    Simply by virtue of the fact they cleaned up & didn't need replacing.
     
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  4. Flashp

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    That's impressive, what bike is it from?
     
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  5. Ron Ashurst

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  6. gdslick

    gdslick New Member

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    I cleaned my calipers and put in new pads front and back last night on my T100. I feel virtuous.
     
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