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Just about to complete the (long overdue and much-needed) overhaul of the rear brake caliper and I've found a cracked and perished O ring on the back end of the brake torsion bar.

It's on the spacer that goes inside the end of the bar. I've looked on World Of Triumph to see if I can see any details on it but it just describes it as 'O ring square section SL'.

Does anyone know what this is made of? Is it nitrile? I assume the square section is to resist squashing as much as possible?

Can I use a standard round section O ring? One that is quite thick and chunky?

David
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It can't be moving much but don't try to lock up your suspension with it.....
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id thought id tag along on this title/topic and ask if anybody has removed the Mk2 900 rear caliper and managed to find a Japanese bike one that bolts straight in and has more stopping power than the oem trophy one. This would certainly be handy when touring with rear loaded up under a lot more weight (inc a pillion).
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The OEM trophy rear caliper gets stuck up quite easily in normal use, so overhauling it makes it better for  while. 
Rod has found a new low cost alternative that at least lets you start from  a new caliper. I am not aware of a different alternative. 
i had my caliper restored in Sheffield, using stainless steel pistons. as the old plated pistons were all pitted with rust. this made a remarkable improvement. 
regards Joan


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I don't know of an upgraded caliper, but someone over on the FB forum did mention they had seen a Trophy with 2 rear calipers. They said they would get photos and more info if they saw it again. Nothing further yet.


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Thanks Joan good to know.
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Thanks for the input. that photo would be very interesting to see if it did come our way?
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