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HAWAIICALIVEGAZ 03-22-2018 07:24 PM

Dragster 800 front wheel / caliper removal question
 
I'm trying to remove the front wheel from my Dragster and when removing the calipers, it doesn't seem to clear the rotor. The caliper makes contact with the rim before clearing the rotor. Are there any techniques or tricks that might help out with this?

esq'z me 03-22-2018 07:43 PM

Push the pads back into the calipers a bit. That will let the caliper tilt slightly yielding more clearance. There is enough clearance there. They had to put them on you know.

HAWAIICALIVEGAZ 03-22-2018 09:39 PM

Alright thanks

silentservice703 03-23-2018 07:36 AM

When you do what Ed says, I have found that you can accomplish the required spread of the pads by simply "twisting" the caliper (rolling the caliper toward the outside) and using the disc to do the spreading. Go slowly. Keep in mind that when you have one caliper removed, twisting the other caliper will move the pads in the removed caliper as it is a closed system. I have found it helpful to place a block in the removed caliper to maintain the gap for reinstallation.

You might also find it helpful to drape the caliper in a soft cloth before removal so that you don't damage your wheel rim finish.

theknurl 03-28-2018 07:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by silentservice703 (Post 2458114)
When you do what Ed says, I have found that you can accomplish the required spread of the pads by simply "twisting" the caliper (rolling the caliper toward the outside) and using the disc to do the spreading. Go slowly. Keep in mind that when you have one caliper removed, twisting the other caliper will move the pads in the removed caliper as it is a closed system.

Psst.....
Service one caliper at a time

:grin2:

silentservice703 03-29-2018 06:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theknurl (Post 2460849)
Psst.....
Service one caliper at a time

:grin2:

Service yes, dropping the front wheel, no. :moon::wave::smoking:

pittmeister 03-29-2018 04:10 PM

I had a friend with similar calipers on his Ducati Monster and ran into the same issue. If the calipers are the same, you can remove the pads while they are still on the forks and that will give you a lot more clearance to remove.


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