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Caliper seals. 13 Feb 2020 09:08 #819170

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Gonna do a complete brake rebuild soon. Have refurbed the master cylinder already. Pretty confident on the rest of it, do have 1 question though. When replacing the caliper seals, do they go in a particular way or can they go in either way round. Wasnt sure if they had a slight lip or not !!
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Caliper seals. 13 Feb 2020 12:48 #819194

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The caliper Piston seals can go in either way round, they have a square cross-section. The dust seals on the caliper need restictiv position to seal for.

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Caliper seals. 13 Feb 2020 15:17 #819221

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Cheers for that Sirrocco, not quite sure what you mean re the dust seals ??
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Caliper seals. 13 Feb 2020 15:47 #819225

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Don´t know your bike but this is a seal set for a Z1 caliper.

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Caliper seals. 13 Feb 2020 16:28 #819230

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Warning (should it apply): I've had a number of bad experiences using bad K&L brake system parts, including caliper seals. I'd use OEM if at all possible.
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Caliper seals. 13 Feb 2020 17:15 #819233

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I second that.
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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Caliper seals. 13 Feb 2020 18:50 #819239

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And I've never had a problem with K&L stuff. caliper rebuild kit. petcock kit. accelerator pump kit. fork seals. and I forget what else. :)

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Caliper seals. 14 Feb 2020 00:01 #819253

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Thanks for that, is there a clip or ring holding the dust seal in or just a push fit ?
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Caliper seals. 14 Feb 2020 00:03 #819254

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Nessism, thanks for the reply, I'll try and use oem if possible. What's K and L parts ?
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Caliper seals. 14 Feb 2020 00:13 #819255

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Sorry, forget that, I've just looked up K and L !!!
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Caliper seals. 14 Feb 2020 03:49 #819265

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Davey b wrote
Thanks for that, is there a clip or ring holding the dust seal in or just a push fit ?


Yes, there is a ring

z-fever.de/shop/en/product_info.php?info...ing-bremssattel.html

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Caliper seals. 14 Feb 2020 05:42 #819278

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Genuine factory parts are available and cheap. I don't see a ring listed anywhere. The part number at Scirocco’s post shows as the rubber piston seal at Partzilla.

www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motor...z1000-m1/front-brake
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