Thanks alexmac, its "ok" - good enough as its going to be painted. :-)
The calipers, as with every other component on this machine is well past its sel by date. The old Italian guy who rode this this little bike from home to work and back every day for close on 20 + years and who clocked up 80 000km ( 50 000 miles ) made good use of the bike! :-) Everything is worn. After he died, it stood for about 5 years outside. So the elements, time and use put its toll on this old gal.
It gives me a good feeling to be putting it back on the road again, and with maintenance, it should be running more than another 35 years before it needs a rebuild like this one... I hope.Calipers
These earlier F05 Brembos came with chrome pistons. They were susceptible to rust. Knowing this I ordered the better anodised versions some time back. What I forgotten about was seals, so I ordered 3 sets the other day. Been a delay from the supplier, but I should have them next week or so.
Cracked them open, and as you can see, they are in pretty rough shape!
Now, normally you get some air in there and push out the pistons that way. Not this time, they were too rusted in. So with a little heat and some gentle persuasion, making sure not to damage the cylinders, they came out easy enough. Cleaned up and are ready for some paint.
New Brembo anodised pistons ready for fitment.
And this is what Im waiting on:
The kits come with nice new bolts as well which saves me having to clean up the old ones. :-)
Once Ive got everything Ill post up the finished job.