Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Reading, Berkshire, UK
Re: Questions about removing rear caliper
Not sure if it is different to the 2000/2001 caliper but when I had problems with mine sticking (just enough to rub, not lock up) I pulled the pads out, put in a bit of wood that was about 2mm thinner and then applied the brakes (engine NOT running), this pushed the pistons out a little further than normal, I then removed the wood and the caliper, leaving the pipework attached.
It was then easy to see that there was a ring of hard crud around where the seals had been sitting. careful use of brake cleaner and somebody else's toothbrush soon had it good as new.
You then need to squeeze the pistons back in just enough to be able to refit the pads and problem solved.
2001 K1200LT Bought Nov 2011
1963 Norton Electra 400
1960 Norton Navigator Delux 350
1977 Norton Commando 850 MkIII, owned since new.