Please read the Disclaimer and terms before proceeding. These operations need to be performed by certified technicians.
The image above shows a Tiger caliper of the freespirits relocation bracket.
In reference to the problem that exists in the position of the rear calliper position of stock bonneville bikes. We did install the Freespirits Scrambler, Bonneville & Thruxton rear Caliper relocation bracket on our bonneville and we realized that even though the company does provide the mounting instructions on there website that is just one part of it for Bonneville owners. This is majorly because of the design of the stock callipers having the bleed valve located on the top and the difficulty in bleeding them once they are relocated to the new position .
We are going to be a briefly repetitive (please read the manual for photographic steps) on the first few steps but the part specific to Bonneville will highlighted in blue for comfort. Here are some things that you will need.
We shall split this into two parts,
- Installation of the caliper relocation bracket.
- Mounting the caliper on the bracket with or without brake line fluid bleeding.
We bleed the lines in this position… After brake bleeding has been done in this position. We increase the gap between the pads and fix them again.
The image shows the Tiger Explorer caliper. The top centre is the bleed valve. If you do decide to get this the bleed valve will be facing up for the bleed system to work. ( It fits like a charm on Bonneville and has dust protector and air bleed valve at the top once installed on the new bracket.)