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Angry 1998 xt600e rear brake caliper pls

Bought a 98 xt600e and went to go and change the brake fluid and like others found that the bleed nipple has broken off. Anyone got one they want to sell please? Hope so cos the bike sitting in the garage is doing my head in!!!

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Its possible to buy a tool that can drill out your broken nipple, or take off your caliper and bring it to a shop and they will help you. I think this will be a much cheaper solution for you. If the nipple was broken you couldnt change fluid and you still can ride, its not like the old fluid doesnt work and xt is not a 200mph bike..Rear caliper isnt much in use anyway.
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I presume you've already looked here?

xt600 rear brake caliper | eBay

Here's another place to keep an eye on -

Gumtree.com | Free classified ads from UK's Number 1 Classifieds Site

Apologies for stating the obvious.

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yeah looked at both these websites but nothing there
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XTME,

Don't get too disheartened - I'm sure the right part will surface soon. There must be a few breakers in the UK breaking one.

Once you have the bike on the road, you will soon realise it was worth the hassle and worry.

They really are legendary bikes and are capable of so many things including RTW.

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You can use the hose mount bolt to do a reasonable job for the time being. I have dismounted the caliper and take the hose off, drain all old fluid out of caliper. Also make sure the hose never drains completely out of fluid, keep topping the master cylinder topped of. Now fill the caliper up with ne directly from the bottle or a squirter.

Always keep the hole to the top, now loosely mount the hose( after letting fluid drip through it while keeping the reservoir full of new stuff) let it drip a bit and gently tapping the caliper to get air bubbles to the top. Now tighten the line up and remount the caliper.
Now bleed as you normally would, only loosening and tightening the hose bolt. It work best if the hose is mounted near the top. You should have mostly normal brakes now. It is best to get a new bleeder asap and finish the bleeding.
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You can use the hose mount bolt to do a reasonable job for the time being. I have dismounted the caliper and take the hose off, drain all old fluid out of caliper. Also make sure the hose never drains completely out of fluid, keep topping the master cylinder topped of. Now fill the caliper up with ne directly from the bottle or a squirter.

Always keep the hole to the top, now loosely mount the hose( after letting fluid drip through it while keeping the reservoir full of new stuff) let it drip a bit and gently tapping the caliper to get air bubbles to the top. Now tighten the line up and remount the caliper.
Now bleed as you normally would, only loosening and tightening the hose bolt. It work best if the hose is mounted near the top. You should have mostly normal brakes now. It is best to get a new bleeder asap and finish the bleeding.
Good post jjrider.

Some would call this a bodge but I have a pin sharp back brake using roughly this method. I have a replacement eBay caliper on the side with a "round-to-it" sticker on it, but the old one is still in good service so it can wait.

The only suggestion I can add is to spread the pads fully before doing it. That way you will push any air that is caught in the piston or at the hose union back up the hose so that it can be ejected using this method.
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caliper

What is the space between the mounting bolts i have one with pads that does not fit my 86 model sitting in the garage--bought in errormy fault didn't check before I bought it.
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Hi Duxy the space between the mounting bolts is 70mm on centres. If you have a picture of it can you upload please? Fingers crossed
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Sorry had to go away for a couple of days, sadly it's no good for you space between mounting holes centers is 105mm.

sorry for delay answering and good luck with the search.
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