What is the torque on a brake caliper?

What is the torque on a brake caliper?

Registered. The front brake caliper bracket should be tightened to 70 ft/lbs and the rear should tightened 85 ft/lbs. The caliper bolts have a torque spec of 44 ft/lbs and 23 ft/lbs in the rear.

Do you need a torque wrench for brake calipers?

I am pretty good at guessing (have been working on cars for 35 years) but always use a torque wrench. For some parts like the caliper bracket-to-knuckle bolts the torque is pretty high, like 90 ft lbs and there are tons of stress on those bolts, those must be at the correct torque.

How much torque should rotors have?

Like most other fasteners used on your bike, rotor bolts have a recommended torque. SRAM/Avid states that its rotors should be tightened to 6.2nm (55 in lb), while Shimano recommends 2-4nm (18 – 35 in lb) for its rotors.

Should I use blue Loctite on brake caliper bolts?

The repair manual says “Apply a high temperature thread locker (Loctite 272® or equivalent) to the caliper support bracket fasteners. If Loctite 272® (or equivalent) is not available, new caliper support bracket fasteners must be used.”

How tight should caliper slide bolts be?

Over torquing the caliper guide pin bolts: Caliper guide pin bolts typically need a 13mm wrench to remove. Typically these bolts require only 25- to 35-ft/lbs of torque. Be gentle!

What size torque wrench do I need for brakes?

Brakes really don’t need a torque wrench to service, and in most cases, with adapters and sockets, you can use a 1/2″ for something like brakes. A 1/2″ torque wrench is mandatory to do wheels, axle nuts, etc. If you’re doing anything on the engine, then you’ll probably want a 3/8″.

How thick are Shimano brake rotors?

Shimano rotors are made 1.8mm thick and should be replaced when the thickness has been reduced to 1.5mm. Since 2010, the 1.5mm minimum recommended rotor thickness has been printed on Shimano rotors.

Should you put anti seize on caliper bolts?

It’s the head of the fastener that keeps the bolt tight once its torqued, not the threads. Anti-seize won’t hurt anything.

Which Loctite for caliper bolts?

Red loctite is the one that is considered permanent and requires a lot of torque and/or heat to remove, so that would seem like total overkill. Blue is probably the better choice if you use any at all.

What are torque specs for front brake calipers?

Tight…but that is an ambiquitious (sp) statement. To really head off the shitstorm… Every bolt has a maximum torque that can be used based on the material it is made from, the material it is mating too (female threads), and the squishy material in between.

How do you change the brake pads on a Harley Davidson?

The rear brake pads can be changed without removing the caliper; however, many owners find it easier if the caliper is removed. Remove the right saddlebag. Loosen the brake pad guide pin (s), then remove the (2) caliper to support bracket bolts and maneuver the caliper off of the rotor.

How do you install a new brake caliper?

Place the new pads into the caliper and install the guide pin (s). Slide the caliper back over the rotor and install the caliper to bracket mounting bolts. Torque mounting bolts to 30 to 45 ft/lbs and firmly tighten the guide pin (s). Remove the brake line from the caliper. Have a rag handy to catch any emerging brake fluid. Figure 10.

What are the torque values on a Harley Davidson?

Technical information on fastener torque values used in the maintenance, repair or assembly of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. If you are unsure of the proper torque value to use, here is a general chart of fastener torque values. This table is based upon Grade 5 fasteners, generally used Harley-Davidson motorcycles.