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Old 30th December 2018, 02:28 PM
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Hi, would anyone have a set of brake seals (piston and dust cover) for a tokico rear brake caliper off a zx6r (J1) for sale? Im in the kildare area and can travel anywhere within an hour or thereabouts.

Or is there anywhere open today/tomorrow where these can be bought?
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Old 30th December 2018, 04:06 PM
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Are yours damaged? Might be worth stripping them out and cleaning the recesses. Get you by
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Old 30th December 2018, 04:38 PM
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I think so: fitted new pads and had to take the caliper off as the piston wouldnít push back that easily. When it came to bleeding, brake fluid started spraying out

Thanks though, Iíll strip it in the morning and see if I can salvage them (enough to get me by until i order a new pair).
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Old 30th December 2018, 06:01 PM
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Take the pistons out and gently take the seals out and inspect them. The seal beds most likely are dirty so clean them out while you are there
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Old 31st December 2018, 09:09 AM
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Default Re: Brake Seals (In A Hurry)

They might be twisted if you had to force the pistons in. You might get away with cleaning and reseating them, if they haven't been torn.
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Old 31st December 2018, 03:35 PM
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Nicked the seal - mustíve been from forcing the piston back :sad:

I managed to pick up some new ones in Tullamore today so should be good to go now. Thanks!
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Old 1st January 2019, 06:47 PM
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hope you gave the seal beds a good clean
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Old 2nd January 2019, 11:13 AM
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Yep, I gave them a good scrub. Was a hoor of a job trying to squeeze the piston back in and minding new seals at the same time!!!
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Old 2nd January 2019, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: Brake Seals (In A Hurry)

Originally Posted by Return of the Kwack
Yep, I gave them a good scrub. Was a hoor of a job trying to squeeze the piston back in and minding new seals at the same time!!!
with clean seal beds and new seals they should slide right in.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Return of the Kwack
Yep, I gave them a good scrub. Was a hoor of a job trying to squeeze the piston back in and minding new seals at the same time!!!
You can use 'red rubber grease' on the rubber seals - it'd help the piston slip part the seal into place. It doesn't react with brake fluid, so is fine to use when fitting new seals to calipers.
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Old 7th January 2019, 10:43 PM
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BTW Wemoto in UK good for brakes stuff.
Good service - only used them once
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