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dkolbasovsky 08-20-2018 09:10 AM

Caliper Rebuild Kit
 
Hello,

Trying to source caliper rebuild kits for my 2003. My usual sources don't have any, I am in Canada but I can buy from US if needed. Where are you getting your rebuild kits?

Duc995 08-20-2018 10:50 AM

I order through bikebandit.com the individual oem parts need. Maybe check EBay for a completeĒkitĒ ; however, might be hard to judge quality.

dkolbasovsky 08-21-2018 09:18 AM

Thanks, I was hoping for a quality complete kit if possible. OEM is a bit pricey.

jd41 08-21-2018 09:21 AM

All balls kit #18-3145

Duc995 08-21-2018 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dkolbasovsky (Post 1786136)
Thanks, I was hoping for a quality complete kit if possible. OEM is a bit pricey.

Pricey...true. But we are talking about a critical component that needs to function flawlessly.

I went OEM, but Iíll be curious what you eventually find myself!

dkolbasovsky 08-23-2018 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jd41 (Post 1786138)
All balls kit #18-3145

This looks like it will do the trick! Have you used it?

dkolbasovsky 08-23-2018 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc995 (Post 1786170)
Pricey...true. But we are talking about a critical component that needs to function flawlessly.

I went OEM, but Iíll be curious what you eventually find myself!

Can I ask what you paid to do it this way? Looking at Partzilla the OEM parts will be $134+ per caliper. I'd be looking at $400 CDN for the pair.

jd41 08-23-2018 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dkolbasovsky (Post 1786458)
This looks like it will do the trick! Have you used it?

I've only used their steering stem bearings and MC rebuild kits. No problems so far. Make sure you use red rubber grease or Syl-Glide Silicone Brake Lubricant.

A few tips to keep in mind while rebuilding brake calipers.

Duc995 08-23-2018 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jd41 (Post 1786466)
I've only used their steering stem bearings and MC rebuild kits. No problems so far. Make sure you use red rubber grease or Syl-Glide Silicone Brake Lubricant.

A few tips to keep in mind while rebuilding brake calipers.

Iíve always been told to use only brake fluid to lubricate brake seals. The grease products will contaminate the brake fluid, and attract dirt.

Duc995 08-23-2018 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dkolbasovsky (Post 1786460)
Can I ask what you paid to do it this way? Looking at Partzilla the OEM parts will be $134+ per caliper. I'd be looking at $400 CDN for the pair.

On Bikebandit.com I spent $117.70 US for the 8 seals, 8 dust seals, and two caliper-half joining seals; enough to replace the rubber components of both front brake calipers.

jd41 08-23-2018 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc995 (Post 1786470)
Iíve always been told to use only brake fluid to lubricate brake seals. The grease products will contaminate the brake fluid, and attract dirt.

I use it on the rubber seals only for assembly. I've used it once on the caliper pistons and it was a mess, so I agree with you on that. It's safe to use with brake fluid. Brembo includes a pack with its rebuild kits.

dkolbasovsky 08-23-2018 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc995 (Post 1786472)
On Bikebandit.com I spent $117.70 US for the 8 seals, 8 dust seals, and two caliper-half joining seals; enough to replace the rubber components of both front brake calipers.

Thanks!


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