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rear brake issue

What is going on with the rear brake? I checked the wear indicator and there is still pad (44800 mi) viewable in the bore hole. Just got back from Moto GP and 3 blocks from home it sounded like metal on metal when I hit the brakes. Thought it was the front but they have wear sensors.

I pulled the owners manual to see how to check for wear and pads are ok. Then I saw this, see image. The edge of the rotor is contacting part of the caliper. Anyone seen this beofe?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2013, 5:36 pm
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Wow...something is WAY out of alignment. Missing Bolt on the caliper?
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Duh!!! I feel like an idiot. I looked at that brake set up quite a while, but was focused on the pads. Indeed, I'm missing a caliper bolt. Thanks for the extra set of eyes.

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hope it works out !!!rotars arent cheap!!

i've spent most my money on bike's boat's and broad's the rest i've wasted..
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Duh!!! I feel like an idiot. I looked at that brake set up quite a while, but was focused on the pads. Indeed, I'm missing a caliper bolt. Thanks for the extra set of eyes.
Now we all know that the rear brake will still work with only one of the two bolts holding the caliper in place.

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You can trust neither the electric warning nor the wear holes... (see my faq/how)

But yes, the missing bolt was immediately apparent. (They blue loctite)

You also might want to pull the caliper and dress out and radius where it dug into the metal. That is a bad thingy to start cracking...
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The BMW shop did not discuss proper installation, but I did ask for torque setting. Do I need a washer or loctite?

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