guzziriders.org - moto guzzi forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Technical > Small Blocks
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Rear brake binding (V7 II)
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Rear brake binding (V7 II)

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
motopete View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18 Aug 2015
Location: Notts
Status: Offline
Points: 209
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Rear brake binding (V7 II)
    Posted: 15 Apr 2018 at 19:02
I thought I'd given my bike a good check after its winter rest, but apparently not good enough...

After an enjoyable day visiting the Norton factory (thanks Pete & Dave for organising that Thumbs Up), I thought there was an odd smell when I got home. Then I felt the rear disc. Oh dear...

Anyway, yesterday I popped the rear caliper off to see what was going on, expecting a stuck piston or sliding pins, but everything was free moving and smooth. I only replaced the pads last July and greased all the appropriate bits (coated the pistons in red rubber grease and they were still moving nice and smoothly).

What I eventually discovered is the EBC pads I'd fitted are fractionally too big for the caliper Ermm. The metal edge of the outer pad was binding on the brake carrier (the bit that bolts to the bike), so was effectively jammed in the caliper.

After filing away a small area of metal backing of the pad, around the area where it was clashing with the carrier, it fits like a glove and stays free of the carrier.
Now when the brake is released, I can feel some proper free-play in the caliper.

Worth bearing in mind if you ever fit new pads, aftermarket parts are not always precisely the same as the originals...

PS. Sorry, I didn't take any photo's, but it'll be obvious where the pad might clash with the carrier, around the area of the upper sliding pin. EBC FA256 before you ask.

Cheers, Pete.

Back to Top
V7Chris View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 13 May 2017
Location: Shropshire
Status: Offline
Points: 605
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 2018 at 19:33
Good heads up - thanks
Back to Top
rapheal View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 13 Nov 2014
Location: west country
Status: Offline
Points: 153
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rapheal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 hours 24 minutes ago at 21:29
always fit O/E stuff myself
been caught in the past with problems like that
they aint cheap though

Back to Top
Brian UK View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 13 May 2014
Location: Surrey
Status: Online
Points: 7899
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 hours 59 minutes ago at 22:54
EBC are good quality normally, unless they were Chinese backstreet copies.
Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.00
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.047 seconds.