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Post  bikerbird on Mon Oct 10 2011, 20:56

heeeey am after a rear brake caliper for my 98 cat, mine currently has a sheared off bleed nipple grumpy

if anyone has one they could offer me for sale (or free green smile ), i would greatly appreciate it Very Happy


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Post  stretchie_ on Mon Oct 10 2011, 22:30

Where is it broken off, do you have any of it still sticking out?

Someone might be able to help out, can you put a picture of it up?

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Post  Rosco on Tue Oct 11 2011, 10:35

Not 100% sure if this is a great idea (someone will no doubt be along to advise shortly)..........

If there is no way of unscrewing it.

Very careful drilling (with progressively larger drill bits) through the centre of what is left of the bleed nipple until what is left of the bleed nipple can be removed. You might want to guage the depth you can go to on the working one first and fashion some kind of stopper (for each different drill bit) so you don't drill into the caliper itself.

Then very carefully clean and clean and clean the brake assembly.

Obviously this would require it being off the bike and removal of pistons

You definitely don't want any bits of metal blocking the brake fluid getting to the pistons so I'm not 100% sure it is a great idea.

Just a thought.

Hope you get a resolution soon.

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Post  bikerbird on Tue Oct 11 2011, 11:17

hi guys thanks for the advice!! I was advised by a local mechanic that it can be drilled out but might not be advisable because of it being tapered lachen thats why I was looking at getting a second hand one!!
The cat failed MOT yesterday - cracked rear disc not bad considering the bloke I got it from had left it out all year round with no covers on poor thundercat
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Oct 11 2011, 12:59

There's a bike being broken on eBay, parts not the cheapest .. but you'll find a disc and calliper here
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Post  Mac jock on Fri Oct 14 2011, 07:32

The bleed nipple is hollow so you should be able to use easy outs to remove it, I would have thought.
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Post  stretchie_ on Fri Oct 14 2011, 11:04

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The bleed nipple is hollow so you should be able to use easy outs to remove it, I would have thought.

That was my initial thought, well depending of what is sticking out a bit of heat first and maybe try to grip it with some molegrips or a vice first.

What you going to do with the caliper if you get a replacement?
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Post  Mac jock on Fri Oct 14 2011, 16:14

Remember though that the rear caliper is a two piece unit so you can split it (replacing the o-rings) and use heat on the threads. Alternatively try using a freezing spray as that would mean you wouldn't have to split the unit.
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Post  bikerbird on Mon Oct 17 2011, 09:32

sound advice, thanks guys! dont quite know what to do at the moment - will have a think on it!! Have been told it will only be a problem if I have the brake fluid changed cos I wont be able to bleed the brakes!!! Neutral
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