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#1 Wolfie Version 8.1

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 06:55 PM

This weekend, I stuffed a rock into my tunnel area right below the brake rotor, and pushed it up so its rubbing now. It doesn't look serious, I should be able to pound it back into shape, but I need to remove the rotor and caliper to do so. I can't find any mounting bolts for the caliper :wtf:

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:51 PM

This weekend, I stuffed a rock into my tunnel area right below the brake rotor, and pushed it up so its rubbing now. It doesn't look serious, I should be able to pound it back into shape, but I need to remove the rotor and caliper to do so. I can't find any mounting bolts for the caliper :wtf:



I seem to remember a pic of you're yammi half up onto a big rock too, these things aren't friggin' jeeps you know!!! :lmao:

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:01 PM

Hey Wolfie, I had to remove the whole brake assy in order to change my track. There is no bolts holding on the caliper or the rotor. Just remove the circlip and pull the rotor of with caliper attached, once off you can pull the disk out of the rotor. You'll notice a little black cage type thing that protects the caliper if the belt blows, I removed that as well for helping move around the caliper.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:54 PM

Hey Wolfie, I had to remove the whole brake assy in order to change my track. There is no bolts holding on the caliper or the rotor. Just remove the circlip and pull the rotor of with caliper attached, once off you can pull the disk out of the rotor. You'll notice a little black cage type thing that protects the caliper if the belt blows, I removed that as well for helping move around the caliper.

Thanks Ben....I have two pairs of circlip pliers, and neither one is big enough to get that bitch off :lol:

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:23 PM

Thanks Ben....I have two pairs of circlip pliers, and neither one is big enough to get that bitch off :lol:


I just use needle nose plyers, or two nail punches.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:29 PM

Thanks Ben....I have two pairs of circlip pliers, and neither one is big enough to get that bitch off :lol:

How big is it. I have a pretty good set of C clip pliers if you need it.........2 feet in Mts of Vt there saying....

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:06 AM

How big is it. I have a pretty good set of C clip pliers if you need it.........2 feet in Mts of Vt there saying....

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:28 AM

Thanks Ben....I have two pairs of circlip pliers, and neither one is big enough to get that bitch off :lol:



Can't help you. My XP was made to ride in snow so I've never had an issue with a rock... that's why they call them snow machines not rock pile machines :dunno: :lmao: :lol:

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:35 AM

Can't help you. My XP was made to ride in snow so I've never had an issue with a rock... that's why they call them snow machines not rock pile machines :dunno: :lmao: :lol:

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:41 AM

Can't help you. My XP was made to ride in snow so I've never had an issue with a rock... that's why they call them snow machines not rock pile machines :dunno: :lmao: :lol:



:lol: He isn't real bright and sounds like someone else I know on these sites, always asking stupid questions when it comes to working on shit. :snack:

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 01:31 PM

the caliper is bolted to the tunnel behind rotor. you can get at the torx head bolts through the holes in the rotor. you might need to apply a little heat to get the caliper housing off the bearing though.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:08 PM

the caliper is bolted to the tunnel behind rotor. you can get at the torx head bolts through the holes in the rotor. you might need to apply a little heat to get the caliper housing off the bearing though.


Shit your right! Sorry Wolf, forgot all about the plate that hold the bearing steady.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:12 PM

Shit your right! Sorry Wolf, forgot all about the plate that hold the bearing steady.

Yeah, ya mean that plate that I somehow managed to break today, when I went to put it back together? Still like to kick Francois the engineer who designed this thing, right in the nuggets for mounting a brake disc that close and vulnerable to the snow.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:10 PM

Yeah, ya mean that plate that I somehow managed to break today, when I went to put it back together? Still like to kick Francois the engineer who designed this thing, right in the nuggets for mounting a brake disc that close and vulnerable to the snow.


You broke the plate on the inside of the tunnel? I don't think you have to move that plate to get the caliper off just unbolt it.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:20 PM

You broke the plate on the inside of the tunnel? I don't think you have to move that plate to get the caliper off just unbolt it.

well, it got loose, after it was unbolted. It lines up and swivels into place, which aligns and holds it for the caliper torx screws that bolt into it. Given that its described as a "bearing plate", and not a "caliper mounting plate", and given that the bearing essentially pressfits onto the caliper, you have to apply a decent amount of torque to get the bearing to seat into the caliper housing. I cross tightened it, thought I was pretty thorough, but the mf'er somehow got jacked up, bent, and eventually cracked as I torqued it down. Still not happy with that design at all.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:26 PM

well, it got loose, after it was unbolted. It lines up and swivels into place, which aligns and holds it for the caliper torx screws that bolt into it. Given that its described as a "bearing plate", and not a "caliper mounting plate", and given that the bearing essentially pressfits onto the caliper, you have to apply a decent amount of torque to get the bearing to seat into the caliper housing. I cross tightened it, thought I was pretty thorough, but the mf'er somehow got jacked up, bent, and eventually cracked as I torqued it down. Still not happy with that design at all.


That's weird? Mine was hard, although I had to pry the place off to get the drive shaft off, the main reason for that plate is too hold the bearing.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:55 PM

well, it got loose, after it was unbolted. It lines up and swivels into place, which aligns and holds it for the caliper torx screws that bolt into it. Given that its described as a "bearing plate", and not a "caliper mounting plate", and given that the bearing essentially pressfits onto the caliper, you have to apply a decent amount of torque to get the bearing to seat into the caliper housing. I cross tightened it, thought I was pretty thorough, but the mf'er somehow got jacked up, bent, and eventually cracked as I torqued it down. Still not happy with that design at all.

i've never actually had a problem with pressing the housing back on the bearing with the bolts. did you have the bearing plate in place properly? there is three tabs that you have to put in place on the tunnel and give the plate a turn. if these arent in place properly i could see that plate breaking quite easily.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

Yeah, ya mean that plate that I somehow managed to break today, when I went to put it back together? Still like to kick Francois the engineer who designed this thing, right in the nuggets for mounting a brake disc that close and vulnerable to the snow.



Lol I know how you feel Wolfie , I ve got pretty good on the Rev's , but our the XR & Xp are a whole new thing :bh:

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 09:10 PM

Lol I know how you feel Wolfie , I ve got pretty good on the Rev's , but our the XR & Xp are a whole new thing :bh:


I love working on the XP.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:08 PM

I love working on the XP.

it's actually not that bad




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