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Fit bolts on rear caliper K1200LT 1999

quick question:
The two bolts that attach the rear caliper to the frame are two different lengths. I've read that installing them improperly (reversing them) can cause brake problems. Could one of these problems be making the rear pads drag?
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Re: Fit bolts on rear caliper K1200LT 1999

Not sure if this would cause what you are describing.
Since your bike is a 1999 vintage, and if you have not yet replaced the rear brake line, this is most likely the issue with a drag you are experiencing.
Old lines get crud in them and eventually won't let the pistons retract.

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Re: Fit bolts on rear caliper K1200LT 1999

No but put them in wrong and one bolt will rub on the rotor. The one with the straight head and flat washer goes to the front. The one with the sloped head goes to the rear.
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