XJR400 Rear Brake Caliper

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XJR400 Rear Brake Caliper

Post by Mike Shelby » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:55 pm

Was trying to change the fluid and bleed the brakes on my XJR - front went fine then tackled the rear . . . thought one of the bleed nipples was un-doing and then snap!!! Bust right off flush with the housing :cry: .

I can still use the bike as the brake works ok - but does anyone know if the same caliper is used on another Yammy? I've checked on ebay but can't see one that looks the same. I do know when I had my UK FZR400RR 4DX it had the exact same caliper - but that is different to my 3TJ's strangely enough??!!

The MOT is due in May so not sure if it would pass with a busted nipple - but I'd sooner get it done anyway if anyone has any ideas please?
I thought about drilling it out but that will probably knacker the thread in the caliper. :(

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Re: XJR400 Rear Brake Caliper

Post by Evilchicken0 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:57 pm

You have it spark eroded - it should take out the nipple while leaving the caliper intact, it's a specialist thing though so can't be done while you wait.

Drilling isn't a good idea if you go to deep you ruin the seat. Maybe an easy out would do the trick ?

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Re: XJR400 Rear Brake Caliper

Post by rockTJ » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:05 am

You can get a brake hose bolt which has a bleed nipple in it if you cant find anything in time for the MOT.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360838416255

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Re: XJR400 Rear Brake Caliper

Post by mattiec321 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:49 pm

Rear caliper: the same as FZS600 (model year until 2004. two pistons caliper, 95mm hole to hole distance)

Maybe this could help, its the same as a Fazer apparently according to the common parts post


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