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> Rear brake caliper alignment off, 84 fxst rear brake tight against one side
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post Mar 11 2016, 08:00 PM
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Was like this since last year when i bought it. Have new dunlops on the way in mail.want to correct this problem but do not see any adjustment.Last summer when i changed pads i had to add 1 old pad behind new pad on one side or caliper piston would pop out after min. Pad wear. Currently makes dragging grinding noise. Ideas?
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post Mar 11 2016, 08:21 PM
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Are you REAL SURE you are getting the brake pad mounting bolts ALL THE WAY THROUGH the pads?
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post Mar 11 2016, 09:15 PM
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The two upper go through caliper they indeed are tight but the one lower mounting bolt i did have to use left drill bit to extract it
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post Mar 11 2016, 09:39 PM
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Wow another 84 Softail, haven't seen one on a long time. My rear caliper has wore out and been replaced. Have the original parts manual and that's not the stock caliper. Not sure just what ya got there.
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post Mar 11 2016, 09:50 PM
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Here's 2 pic's of my 84 FXST real caliper. Ignore the dust as I do ride. Althou its knot stock, its close.

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post Mar 11 2016, 09:55 PM
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The two upper go through caliper they indeed are tight but the one lower mounting bolt i did have to use left drill bit to extract it



You do realize that there is one pad on each side of the rotor? I think you got the wrong caliper.
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post Mar 11 2016, 10:40 PM
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Wish my scanner wasn't broke. Looking at the original parts book and that ain't original. Never heard of a caliper with pad on one side only! Looks aftermarket to me.
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post Mar 12 2016, 12:45 AM
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I do have a pad on each side of rotor. But space is so great on one side i added old wore out pad behind new pad on that big gap side. Because caliper piston was hyper extending then leaking fluid. I agree sick puppy looks like wrong set up for sure after market i think i put agm pads or something like that.
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post Mar 12 2016, 12:50 AM
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Sick puppy lets see a pucture od that 84 springer also thanks for your input guys i on a tight budget thinking about milling that caliper mounting plate down then she should center up on rotor better.
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post Mar 12 2016, 12:58 AM
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My ride for the past 32 years, have 227,000 miles on it.
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post Mar 12 2016, 01:35 AM
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Nice. Carburated, Chain Driven, Real American Iron. Complete with a kicker. Awesome.
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