Author removing the rear brake caliper -drilling a hole in shaft drive cover  (Read 859 times)

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  • Offline bazza950   england

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    removing the rear brake caliper -drilling a hole in shaft drive cover
    on: Jan 30, 2021, 08.23 pm
    Jan 30, 2021, 08.23 pm
    watching a vid on u tube the guy says its easier to remove the rear wheel if the drive shaft cover is removed -but if a hole is drilled through the "plastic" cover you can access the bolt without removing the cover.A grommet is easily fitted in the hole after.
    Is it a good idea? what size hole and anyone got a drawing with the exact location-have tank cutters can drill!
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    Re: removing the rear brake caliper -drilling a hole in shaft drive cover
    Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 2021, 09.55 pm
    Jan 30, 2021, 09.55 pm
    You only take out the bold form the exhaust and move the lip to the other side. With my Leovince i have enough space to take the wheel off by only taking the 5 wheelnuts off.

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    Re: removing the rear brake caliper -drilling a hole in shaft drive cover
    Reply #2 on: Jan 31, 2021, 08.08 am
    Jan 31, 2021, 08.08 am
    thanks Ray I think it could be a good mod anyway as the rear brake on my DCT model could do with a good clean -I think the pistons could need a bit of love but hesitate to pop them out completely after reading of the hassles with linked brake bleeding.

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    Re: removing the rear brake caliper -drilling a hole in shaft drive cover
    Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 2021, 08.38 pm
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    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    You only take out the bold form the exhaust and move the lip to the other side. With my Leovince i have enough space to take the wheel off by only taking the 5 wheelnuts off.

    With standard or Acrapovic exhaust fitted I only have to loosen the exhaust bolt and swing it away from the frame.