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Post  alext Fri Jun 24 2011, 23:09

I was riding along today and heard a grinding noise, like a brake disc rubbing, and a knocking noise. Pulled over and had a look and my front brake caliper was hanging off! Both the bolts were missing. Whats the chances of that happening?? I'm pretty oblivious normally so Im glad I noticed!
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Post  Rosco Fri Jun 24 2011, 23:47

Gulp.....well spotted.

Nothing a couple of zip-ties won't sort.........ok maybe not.

It's normally me that has bits falling off although DBD had finger tight brake caliper bolts on a fairly recent outing I seem to remember.

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Post  greencat Sat Jun 25 2011, 00:08

Lol, bet that gave you a shock! Shocked

However, as with most things in life, you are not alone. One of our members had the same problem at the start of a ride-out to Scotland after grouping up at Devil's Bridge in Lancashire. However, that wasn't the major problem of the day - on closer inspection it was also noted that the contents of the radiator had also disappeared! Shocked This required the replacement of the radiator and new caliper bolts. I won't name names, but after a herculean effort all was fixed and everyone made it to the ride-out. great Very Happy

Might be worth reminding everyone to give the 'old girl' a once over before you mount. Check nothing obvious is hanging off, missing or frayed (that's another story)! Could help to avoid a nasty accident! pmsl

Hope you've managed to get this fixed.

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Post  Wooster Sat Jun 25 2011, 00:35

That could have been very nasty if it had jammed and locked the front wheel. O_o

I made sure mine were pinched up today (wheel off to fix a leaky valve).
I wasn't so lucky with one of the front mudguard screws though, the head sheared off. I seem to recall I was going to put a wee bit of copper slip on them the last time it was off to stop them locking (steel into aluminium is asking for trouble) but I must have forgot.
Gave the stump a good slegger of WD40 and left it for a bit, but that sheared off as well (sods law).
So I drilled it out and tried using an easy-out, but it snapped and left a chunk in the hole that couldn't be drilled out since it's made of HSS, the same as the drill bits.

...basically I just kept making it progressively worse. Smile

In the end I drilled another hole above the busted easy-out and whacked a big self tapper in that you don't notice unless you are looking for it....sort of. tongue
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Post  stretchie_ Sat Jun 25 2011, 10:08

Lucky escape dude, how you doing? When's your trip?
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Post  alext Sat Jun 25 2011, 11:26

Didnt think of Zip-ties! I've picked up a couple of bolts from Fowlers now so its back on the road, no unplanned stoppies for me!

Stretchie, we're off 4 weeks today. Got about a million things to organize but we're getting there!
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Post  stretchie_ Sat Jun 25 2011, 14:54

Coolio, don't forget the offer if you still want it
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Post  terry lees Sat Jun 25 2011, 16:27

My current FJR was delivered brand new with a caliper bolt missing after a pre delivery inspection!
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Post  Wooster Sat Jun 25 2011, 18:34

That's shocking. :/

Someone needs to inspect the pre-delivery inspector. Wink
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Post  mechy69 Sat Jun 25 2011, 19:04

Might be worth reminding everyone to give the 'old girl' a once over before you mount. Check nothing obvious is hanging off, missing or frayed (that's another story)! Could help to avoid a nasty accident!

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Post  kwakkat Sat Jun 25 2011, 21:11

i alway check the old girl be fore mounting her & as far as i know no bits have fallen off or frayed but i,l ask to make sure
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Post  alext Fri Jul 08 2011, 09:43

stretchie_ wrote:Coolio, don't forget the offer if you still want it

Cheers Stretchie, next Wed or Thurs evening would be good if you're free??
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Post  YZFJohn Fri Jul 08 2011, 12:53

cards wrote:i alway check the old girl be fore mounting her & as far as i know no bits have fallen off or frayed but i,l ask to make sure
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Should also check for leaks before and after the ride.
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Post  Guest Fri Jul 08 2011, 14:44

Manor69 wrote:
cards wrote:i alway check the old girl be fore mounting her & as far as i know no bits have fallen off or frayed but i,l ask to make sure
pete

Should also check for leaks before and after the ride.

Might be worth checking the bike too rofl2
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Post  kwakkat Fri Jul 08 2011, 16:16

no leaks have checked tena lady fitted as back up pmsl
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Post  Guest Sun Jul 10 2011, 09:05

cards wrote:no leaks have checked tena lady fitted as back up pmsl
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