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Question about brake caliper removal and install

In the service manual for my 954 it says that when you remove the front calipers you should replace the mounting bolts when you reinstall the front
brake calipers. The bolts that come out seem to have a type of locktite
on them and I am wondering if replacing those bolts is really necessary? Is cleaning up the bolts and reusing them with locktite acceptable?
If you buy the bolts from honda do they come with their locktite type stuff
already on the bolt?
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Re: Question about brake caliper removal and install

I have reused mine in the past

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Re: Question about brake caliper removal and install

i dont understand why they would want you to replace them except to make u spend $$$.
yeah just reapply some loctite on em and do em up again
shouldnt be any probs
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https://www.fireblades.org/forums/sho...=caliper+bolts

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Re: Question about brake caliper removal and install

What color loctite? Blue or green. I can't imagine it would be red.
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Re: Question about brake caliper removal and install

I've NEVER replaced them on any of my bikes and have never had a problem... I don't even use lock tite on them... I do regularly check the torque on important bolts and stuff though (have never found these to even start to loosen)...

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Re: Question about brake caliper removal and install

I think the "replacement policy" is CYA tactic for Honda. Not to mention the $ involved.

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Re: Question about brake caliper removal and install

Have never replaced mine. They get safetywired.
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Re: Question about brake caliper removal and install

They're like GM engine bolts; Torque-To-Yield.

The main reason is that loctite is only good up to 300 degrees; whereas your brakes will reach ~400-500 under extreme use... more than enough to negate the loctite.

Saying that: I use Blue loctite on mine... and never had a problem.

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Re: Question about brake caliper removal and install

I reused mine a couple of times but at one point, tightening and loosening the bolt damaged the head of the bolt so verry little but it started to rust. They go for 2$ for a better grade
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Re: Question about brake caliper removal and install

I've done both. I usually use the same set for several tire changes (using blue Loctite) than replace them with a new set. I think they are torque-to-yield bolts as I have noticed some slight stretch when re-torquing the used ones.

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