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It looks like I have an off brand 74-77 FX style front caliper on my bike, and was wondering if someone with a similar setup can tell me if this looks normal. It seems to me that the pin that goes into the caliper, which the torque arm bracket slides on, is not pressed in all the way? Should the end of this pin be flush with the outer face of the caliper body? Thanks for any info!
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If I recall correctly, that is a single piston caliper and a fixed rotor, meaning that the entire caliper assembly has to slide on the pins in order to keep the pads even on the rotor as they wear. It is normal for the pin to not be flush. I've actually never run one of those since they were always worn out by the time we got our hands on them. We always replaced them with a better working setup from the aftermarket.
Oh, and check your tire pressure. Looks low in the pic. :p
 

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is that the corect caliper for that front end ?... seems to be fitted with FL type wideglides with the off set lugs at the rear of the slider for a diferent caliper,
the caliper you are using was never up to the job of stopping a bike to start with & I for one would update to a better modern caliper.
 

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Thanks for the info, guys! I have been running 25psi, but the weather has dropped like 10 degrees this week, so that might account for the tire.
I'm definitely planning on a multi-piston upgrade in the future. Pretty sure the front end isn't from the original bike, it might've got put on when they tried to convert from FX to FL, and then threw on a chrome aftermarket caliper for good measure. Definitely a Frankenbike, lol. Sorting it all out has been an adventure!
 
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