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Hi guys,

I did my brake pads on my 96 r1100rt today. Wasnt difficult to do and i got away unscathed except for one stupid mistake on the rear brake pads. I started opening the caliper bolts and noticed a rubber thingie sticking out on another end of the caliper so I pulled it slightly and the entire thing popped out. I attached the pictured of the "bolt" like thing that the rubber fits onto. Anyone know what this is and how the heck I can put it back in? I tried to stuff it in and it wont go, i tried removing the "bolt" and it wont budge. The rubber "thingie" looks like a sheath of some kind except it has bulges and stuff so it looks like you are supposed to put it on the "bolt" and then put the "cover" over it .. if only i can figure out how to get the cover off. I feel like a total twit! Please help?

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Edwin.
 

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I zoomed in on the first pic so in the 2nd pic, the bolt on the top you can see seems to be loose with space around it.. thats the bolt i am talking about. There is a rubber grommet that fits over that bolt ..how do i get to put the rubber grommet back? I removed the rear wheel, opened the caliper off etc .. and still cant figure out how that bolt comes undone?
 

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For anyone that's interested, i called the local BMW stealership and they said the rubber is just used to prevent the caliper from rubbing/making contact with the bracket. Even they werent sure how to put it back so i figured they were seeing dollar signs. So i just cut off the end that was giving me a hard time fitting back on, and then used gorilla glue on the part that fit between the caliper and the bracket and shoved in just that piece of the rubber grommit. Rode the bike this morning and its all good so far.
 

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Take a picture of what you glued back on...

I'm thinking you just glued the sliding parts of the caliper together...:(

This will cause the rotor to warp and the brake pads to wear out on one side quickly...

But I'm just guessing at this point...

Give us an after pic..

John
 
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