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PostSubject: Leaking brake caliper   Leaking brake caliper Icon_minitimeSun Jun 07, 2020 3:21 pm

I have a '97 Intruder GLV800.  I didn't ride it for a couple years and recently got it cleaned up and running great again!  I noticed that I had a little puddle of brake fluid on the ground under the front caliper but thought the leak may go away after riding it a few times.  Well, it's slowed down but still leaking and the disc is oily as well.

Should I opt for a new caliper and pads or go ahead and rebuild the caliper and clean, or replace, the pads with brake cleaner?  

Suggestions/experiences with this would be appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: Leaking brake caliper   Leaking brake caliper Icon_minitimeMon Jun 08, 2020 2:05 am

First off, I wouldn't ride it until this is sorted.
Brake fluid on your disc is bad news, and it won't do your tyre any good for sure.
Sounds to me like new seals are needed.  New seals, a clean up and new fluid.  $30..?
Get a shop to do it, if you aren't confident, I wouldn't take chances where brakes are concerned.
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PostSubject: Re: Leaking brake caliper   Leaking brake caliper Icon_minitimeMon Jun 08, 2020 10:25 am

yes off the road until sorted as badger said, if  confident to give it a go keep a video on your phone as you take it apart help no end when it comes to reassembly not a lot in there to be honest but it is brakes so has to be done correctly.below is a vid give you an idea whats it like ive always liked delboys video
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PostSubject: Re: Leaking brake caliper   Leaking brake caliper Icon_minitimeMon Jun 08, 2020 12:51 pm

Delboy's vids are good.  Leaking brake caliper 184121345
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PostSubject: Re: Leaking brake caliper   Leaking brake caliper Icon_minitimeTue Jun 09, 2020 6:45 am

yes he comes over as a genuine guy been watching his stuff over the years always a lot of common sense involved top guy imho
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