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Offline Athame57

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Brake Caliper Screwed
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:45:33 PM »
Literally. When putting the brake caliper back together I noticed I was screwing the bolt that holds the metal end of the brake hose in at an angle.  :o I took it back out but found that the thread was stripped inside the caliper. Can this be retapped or am I looking for a new unit?
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Offline PatM

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Re: Brake Caliper Screwed
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 08:29:22 PM »
Its brakes- so its one of things I wouldnt skimp on. The metal is light alloy casting and your problem isnt uncommon due to the angle of the fitting that has to scre into it.
Id replace .

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Re: Brake Caliper Screwed
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 08:50:03 PM »
Depends how bad it is. If only a couple of threads re tap   ;)
« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 08:57:21 PM by Trigger »

Offline Bryanj

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Re: Brake Caliper Screwed
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 08:55:14 PM »
400/500 four/500 twin/550 four/ 250 G5 are all same caliper so ought to be loads out there somewhere plus DSS does a pattern on that is reasonable price.
Whilst i will repair a bleed nipple i dont think its worth trying to repair a pipe connection.