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  • Online TowerMan   scotland

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    Re: What is this part, weird
    Reply #10 on: Nov 05, 2020, 01:55 pm
    Nov 05, 2020, 01:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

     Hmm. It doesn't show on the N.A. diagram for a 2014 DEF either. The diagram is exactly the same as Maverick's.

     It must be included with the piston.


    Kawasaki do not sell them on their own - they are sold as part of the piston if needed to be fitted  :028:

    They are mainly used on pistons on "Floating Calipers" ( Ie pistons on one side only ) where they keep the piston square in the bore as when the pad wears a force is apply evenly across the piston, as it's possible that if/when the pads wear crooked enough that the piston could become lodged in the bore or possibly damage it.  :7:
    They are also used sometimes to insulate the piston from the possibility of a red hot disc which could boil the brake fluid, disabling :027:

    So if fitted keep them as some aftermarket replacement pistons do not supply them.
    To take them out drill a small hole in the centre of the plastic cross and insert small screw and pull them out with a mole grip with the old piston in a vice  :028:
    Last Edit: Nov 05, 2020, 01:58 pm by TowerMan
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    Re: What is this part, weird
    Reply #11 on: Nov 05, 2020, 02:37 pm
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    Rob,my bike is 2013,and yes loose fitting,really awkward to refit pads,pin etc,feel out couple times lol
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    Re: What is this part, weird
    Reply #12 on: Nov 05, 2020, 08:43 pm
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     If the pads and pin are cleaned up and the pin lightly greased it should slide in easily when the pads are pressed down lightly against the anti rattle springs to line up the holes. Make sure the pin goes in so that the hole for the retaining cotter pin is visible. A clean pair of glasses, a good light and a pair of needle nose pliers and the cotter pin goes in easily too.
     I do all this with the caliper off it's carrier. Much easier.

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