Rear caliper out of alignment?

Rear caliper out of alignment?

Postby Kool_Biker » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:14 am

Shouldn't my rear caliper pivot come to rest to right of the swing arm, rather than resting with a gap shown here?
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The caliper can be pushed to the right to close the gap, but it takes force and feels wrong.
Could my torque link be a little bit bent?
Thanks for the advice in advance, Aris
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Re: Rear caliper out of alignment?

Postby EMS » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:11 pm

Aris: I never paid much attention to how this looks when the wheel is not installed and the axle nut is not tightened. But I would think it is not an issue of the brake torque arm. If so, your caliper would not align with the rear rotor. Sitting in front of the PC, I tend to believe, the swingarm ends will tighten slightly and close the gap, when you install the wheel and torque down the axle nut.
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Re: Rear caliper out of alignment?

Postby daves79x » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:35 pm

As Mike said, I never looked at the claiper hanger that way. Proof of correct alignment is when bolted up, without the caliper installed, the rotor should be almost centered in the slot of the hanger. If this does not happen, then something's not right. But I suspect it's OK, since you didn't notice any dragging or rubbing of the rear brake or caliper when running.

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Re: Rear caliper out of alignment?

Postby Kool_Biker » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:36 pm

No dragging, no problems with braking, BUT in the interests of doing things right, and in line with Honda's quality of design, I believe this caliper should be able to rest freely against the fork on the right.
As I am currently in the process of changing my rear tyre and have oodles of space and access in the vicinity of the rear caliper and torque arm, I will have a good look at exactly what's going on tomorrow.
I like the idea of checking the hanger against the rotor with the caliper removed.
Thanks a lot chaps!
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