Rear brake question - F800GS

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  1. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    What is this rubber part on the bottom left:
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    And more importantly, what is the proper way for me to put it back where it rightfully belongs? Do I need to take the pads off and insert it from the backside?

    Thanks.
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  2. Gumbeaux

    Gumbeaux The Chameleon

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    I think this is a dust cover of some sort that fits over the "pin"...which should still be attached to the rubber part on the bottom right of your picture. I have seen this pulled of an F650GS front brake before, and all efforts to re-insert it were fruitless...

    Let me guess, you pulled on it to see what was underneath and it came right off...
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  3. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    More or less. I found instructions on how to put it back in. Will attempt it on Saturday
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  4. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Please share those instructions if they work for you.
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  5. ba_

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  6. Trout

    Trout Been here awhile

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    I had one of these rubber boots fail on one of the front calipers. I'll see if I can get the dealership to warrantee replace it next time I'm in. I'm also going to see if I can get them to show me how to replace it - looks to be a pain in the ass.
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  7. ba_

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    On the rear brake it was actually really easy to put back on. After I removed the brake pads I could separate the caliper from the carrier, but the rubber gaitor back on, and then put everything back together.
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