Tech Tips

Insider technical information and tips straight from Lightning designer Tim Brummer and his engineering staff.

Disc brake alignment

Q: How do I align the caliper so that it centered over the rotor on a disc brake?

A: Loosen the two bolts where the caliper attaches to the mounting bracket, and slide the caliper left or right until it is centered on the disc. Also check to ensure that the caliper is square with the disc. Because the caliper can move slightly when you retighten the bolts, leave the bolts fairly snug, and move the caliper by tapping it with a plastic hammer.