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Is anyone running with the clip removed like this-

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Seems to have a tendency to cause the pads to drag slightly, and speaking to another rider they said that thay had removed it without any problems and the drag disappeared,.

On fitting new pads today I just left the clip out to see how it ran, the shape of the pad will not allow them to move from the correct position.

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Seems to have a tendency to cause the pads to drag slightly, and speaking to another rider they said that thay had removed it without any problems and the drag disappeared,.

On fitting new pads today I just left the clip out to see how it ran, the shape of the pad will not allow them to move from the correct position.

 

That's interesting JFC. I have this same brake and it's been draggy at times and has driven me nuts. I could not for the life of me figure out why it dragged. Maybe I'll remove the clip and see if that helps. Please keep us updated.

 

Dan

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I've had the same problem,think I'll try removing it too,as you say the pads can't come out

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After some searching around the internet it would appear as the post title states that it is just the brake pad RETAINING clip so its probably put in there for a bit of a laugh by BRAKTEK ...... those kids.

Thanks!

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Friend of mine rang gas gas uk as he was struggling to re fit the clip. They said they don't use them just chuck it.

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Thank you for all the constructive replies, been out today with my son practicing and no problems, no noise or vibration and most importantly no drag.

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Removed mine,rode today with no problem,will leave it off .Used to drag with it fitted,seems to pull the pads into constant contact,the wheel turns much freer without it

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Interesting topic. Mine was dragging, thought it was just due to badly worn pads at an angle and the pistons sticking. New pads seemed to fix it but ill keep my eye on it. I agree though, as long as the disk is there its impossible for the pads to come out.

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I bet, that when you will take the front wheel off, and the pads could then fall out of the caliper, I imagine...   I haven't tried it yet, that would be my only worry, and you will just have to put the pads back in and hold them, as those pads dont have the screw that holds the pads in place like rear brakes and older brakes, as far as I know.   But, that is all the spring is for, I think, keeping the pads in when the disc is not present. Time will probably tell if they can fall out when pads get too thin?

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Revival of an old topic.

How did it turn out leaving the retainer out. I have a 2015 280 pro. I was trying to learn how to get the clip back in all the way correctly. But if I don't need it in there at all, I won't bother with it.

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I couldn't get the clip back in on my '17 250 so left it out. That was several months ago and no issues. What people said about is probably correct, it's there to keep the pads from dropping out when removing the caliper. 

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