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Caliper leaks?
Written by ascterransin on 6/19/2010 at 04:45 am

Yes, a couple of people have had the anti-dive seal deteriorate and start
leaking. I haven't opened mine up but I would guess it would be messy and you'd
lose a lot of fork oil trying to replace it on the spot. It's not that hard to
change the fork oil and seals while you're at it. The bummer is waiting for
parts to come in and being down during prime time riding season :(

Because I'm on a roll with photos today:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13012571@N07/4713617126/in/set-72157604541787768/

Steve Johnsen
Manassas Park, VA
'94 PC800 "Baiku"

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "pc800dork" <dokiedo@...> wrote:
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> Is it possible to get a leak from the anti-dive unit on the left fork?
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> If so... is it possible to change the o-ring on it without losing too much
fork oil?
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> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Phillip Boyd" <phillip.g.boyd@> wrote:
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> > My calipers had a buildup of old fluid on them and it turned out to be
leaking from the brake lines. I replaced the lines and haven't seen any new
leakage yet.
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> > Phil
> > Northern VA
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> > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "pc800dork" <dokiedo@> wrote:
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> > > Where would be the most likely place for a caliper to leak?
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> > > What does a rebuild involve and what are the part number(s) for a rebuild
kit?
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Message Thread for message #94257

pc800dork
6/18/2010, 01:44 am
Caliper leaks?
Where would be the most likely place for a caliper to leak? What does a rebuild involve and what are the part number(s) for a rebuild kit?

    ascterransin
    6/18/2010, 01:29 pm
    Caliper leaks?
    The front brake calipers can leak at the piston seals due to age and wear from gunk build up on the brake pistons. The rebuild is pretty simple (I'm setting myself up, I know) and unless you have really unusual wear it's just replacing th

    pgboyd
    6/18/2010, 02:43 pm
    Caliper leaks?
    My calipers had a buildup of old fluid on them and it turned out to be leaking from the brake lines. I replaced the lines and haven't seen any new leakage yet. Phil Northern VA --- In

      pc800dork
      6/19/2010, 04:07 am
      Caliper leaks?
      Is it possible to get a leak from the anti-dive unit on the left fork? If so... is it possible to change the o-ring on it without losing too much fork oil? --- In

        ascterransin
        6/19/2010, 04:45 am
        Caliper leaks?
        Yes, a couple of people have had the anti-dive seal deteriorate and start leaking. I haven't opened mine up but I would guess it would be messy and you'd lose a lot of fork oil trying to replace it on the spot. It's not that hard to change th

          pc800dork
          6/19/2010, 03:25 pm
          Caliper leaks?
          >It's not that hard to change the fork oil and seals while you're at >it. Yeah - I know. I just did the fork seals about 2 weeks ago... That's why I need to fix it without removing the fork and hopefully too much oil.