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So I was riding home and lost all brakes on the freeway...fun in after work traffic. Figured I lost maybe a line. Ran tbe rest of the stop signs home.

 

Pull it apart and I shot a piston out of the caliper, lost a puck. Inside face of rotor is done, rotor is done! Been nursing this along since I got it, was scored and never really got a good mating of the pads and rotor.

 

Dust boots. Carlson 41290, need a set for each side. $10

Caliper pistons. RBperformance. $138

Pads. Autozone wtf? Duralast DG1419. $59.99

Rotor surface. R-baer 136-6910312. L-136-6920312. $282.50 ea

Total-773.95

 

Still trying to run down better deal on the rotors.

The caliper pistons will be stainless and are better that be stock aluminum ones.

Will post pics later.

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yep, two piece rotors...not cheap

 

update; not going to rebuild both caliper using the SS pistons, it was $130 EACH side...found a part from Harmonclassics (ZO6 caliper kit 170931868523) on ebay to rebuild one caliper, pistons, seals and dust boots for $79. So I will only have to rebuild one side and do pads on both.

 

Still have to call Baer and upload pics...mudt have lost my ability to post pics when the demoted me from MOD :)

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So I was riding home and lost all brakes on the freeway...fun in after work traffic. Figured I lost maybe a line. Ran tbe rest of the stop signs home.

 

Pull it apart and I shot a piston out of the caliper, lost a puck. Inside face of rotor is done, rotor is done! Been nursing this along since I got it, was scored and never really got a good mating of the pads and rotor.

 

Dust boots. Carlson 41290, need a set for each side. $10

Caliper pistons. RBperformance. $138

Pads. Autozone wtf? Duralast DG1419. $59.99

Rotor surface. R-baer 136-6910312. L-136-6920312. $282.50 ea

Total-773.95

 

Still trying to run down better deal on the rotors.

The caliper pistons will be stainless and are better that be stock aluminum ones.

Will post pics later.

I just had this exact thing happen to me last week.. I blew a piston on the drive side front caliper and lost a puck as well. I had to ride the emergency brake all the way home and was scared shitless.. I even tried pumping the brake which didn't do much at all. I'm not sure if I should just get new calipers or what now. I was also getting uneven wear on my pads like yourself.. I'm not sure if the new style brackets will help with this problem or not. Not sure if I should go with new calipers or just get a new BIG brake kit.. Pretty pricey decisions to make.. Keep us posted on anything you find out or decide to do.

 

Bill

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