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Finishing up brakes

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Question about rear brake mounting -

I rough installed the rear caliper and mount, but it seems a little wobbly. When I tighten the pivot bolt, it pushes the mounting bracket away. Seems like it should be more snug...?

And concerning the rear hydraulic line (need to order a new one) - does it just route around along the curve of the swingarm cross brace and back? Need to properly size it.
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Re: Finishing up brakes

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Did you powder coat the caliper bracket?
If you did, the bolt may be binding in the hole because the powder coat changed the size of the hole.
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No. I did paint it but I stuffed the mounting holes.

I will check/scrape perchance there is a clearance issue
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sphen wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:01 pm No. I did paint it but I stuffed the mounting holes.

I will check/scrape perchance there is a clearance issue
If they fit before that would be the only thing I can think of that would cause that.
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Have you bled the brakes yet? *It will feel loose until you bleed the brakes.
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Re brake line: I can't say for sure about the 1200 but my 1100 has tabs on the swingarm and torque arm to retain the brake line. I just fished a tape measure through next to them to figure out how long the line needed to be.
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