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Anyone else able to feel play in their rear brake caliper plate/bracket? I did a search but have not seen much on the topic. I did see a recall for the '06 rear brake caliper bolts. My caliper is firmly mounted to the bracket. The bracket is what has play in it. I can move it front to back and side to side. Any thoughts????

I have an '05 1050 Speedy.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I think the recall is for the bracket to swingarm bolts, not the caliper to bracket bolts. These are the same bolts you say are loose, right? I would at least look into the warranty.
 

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Thanks for the input men. I looked up the parts in the service manual and the brake caliper carrier looks to be held in place with a circlip. I would immagine that a little play is expected. It does not rattle or effect the bike in any negative way that I can see. I only noticed it as I was inspecting my rear brake pads. I need to replace the rear pads as one side is getting pretty thin. Maybe 1/16th of an inch of meat left while the other side has about 1/8th remaining. I will check into the recall when I go buy brake pads. I will also see if the Speedys in the showroom have play in the same area.
Thanks again.
 

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F*#k mine does a 360,should it do that? On a more serious note mine has a bit fo play in it too,thought it was to do with the free floating thing as mentioned above,ride on. :eek: :popcorn:
 

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If your a real cheap bastard, your swap your pads around so you don't have to buy new ones. it's just the rear brake anyway. ;)
 

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I ain't that much of a cheep bastage but it is a good idea if I ever do fall on hard times. I went to the dealer and I had to special order brake pads. I couldn't believe it. They got oil and filters but no freakin' brake pads. Anyway, I was able to find the same play in the 07 Triples they have on the showroom floor. I never thought about switching the pads. It makes sense because the piston side wears faster than the other. And I can't believe you of all people making light of the REAR brake! I use the rear brakes often. Almost always under 35 mph. I am always practicing tight turns, fig. 8's and such. You have to use the rear break for control in very slow speed turns. I also like to balance at red lights without putting my feet down. Need the rear brake for that too. Going fast is a hoot but slow ridin' develops skills, which, I know that you know, Bro! Ride hard Brother!
I removed and inspected my rear brake pads today. I found that it is not possible to switch the pads from one side to the other because the backing plates are different shapes for the rear. I also found that the service manual says you have to remove the rear wheel before removing the rear brake caliper. This is not true. I had no problems doing it with the wheel on. Just FYI.
 

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Found the same thing on my S3 tonight during a clean up of the bike. 1/16" of play from side to side, front to back. By the sound of the first few posts...this is OK/normal. Gosh, I hope so..... :eboy:
 

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I use the rear brake too, actually alot, and I just replaced the pads on mine. Funny, but my dealer actually had the pads in stock, shocking. I've got the same play BTW.
 

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Seems the more time spent on a cruiser, the more likely you are to use the rear brake. My neighbor, a two-harley guy, uses the rear for about 70% of his braking.
 

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It's a lot more useful on a cruiser, but it still helps on the Speedy. I use my rear brake on the Harley exclusivly while doing the tight turns. But tha's always baffled me is that the front brakes on those bikes Seem under powered.
 
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