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Hey guys,

I just had my bike in for an oil change and the service guy pointed out that my rear brake caliper is bent causing one pad to grip more. He also said that it has rotated a bit.

They said it's going to be about 200 if they can fix it, 500 to replace it (300 just for the part). I looked on eBay and found some used parts, but have two questions:

- How easy is it to replace a rear brake caliper?

- Would you trust an ebay caliper?


I'm thinking I should just pay them the $500 and get it fixed right the first time! Has anyone had any experience with this?

Thanks!
 

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Wow. I totally forgot to update my profile. I'm runnin' a 2008 SV650SF. And yes it has been down on that right side. The guy said that the exhaust hit the caliper.

I believe he said the pin (?) inside the caliper is bent. Also the bracket is a bit bent, so it's sitting at a weird angle.

Thanks for all your help!!

Here are a couple pics of the caliper:


 

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It is my understanding that the gold metal piece is supposed to be flush and it is bent in. This has caused that pad to have more contact, so it has been wearing down faster than the other side.

I just called and talked to another guy. He said 170 for the part and 77 for the hour of labor. For 300 bucks I think I am just going to play it safe, get the brand new part, and have them do the work.

Don't really want to f**k around when it comes to brakes and my safety is worth a whole hell of alot more than the $200 I save by going used and trying to do it myself!

Just means I have to hold off on getting my new exhaust until the next paycheck! :)

Thanks for all your comments and help guys!
 

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Well shoot. If it's just a bracket, that should be a pretty simple fix for me... Is there a better angle I could take the pictures of that would help you guys diagnose better?

I'm willing to move the exhaust if that gives a better shot.

Thanks again guys!!
 
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