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    Disc brake caliper hitting on a Yakima Viper?

    My caliper is hitting my Viper mount alittle, would it be OK to Dremel the Viper down so it don't rub my caliper to death? Odd thing is my buddies does the same thing and he said to put the bike on the other rack and it dont rub, and it didn't, What gives?

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    I gotta King Cobra for sale..

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    I don't wanna buy anything, WTH....Quit advertising on my thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe V View Post
    I don't wanna buy anything, WTH....Quit advertising on my thread.
    I was just trying to help u out... ANYONE WHO READS THIS.... I DONT HAVE A KING COBRA FOR SALE... there.. that better?

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    I don't want a cobra. strap breaks, knob breaks, doesn't hold bikes well, rack is tall off the bars. I love my viper even with a little caliper rub, much better rack than a corba

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    Assuming you are talking about the tray rubbing the calipers and not the actual fork axle mount, cut it down to accommodate the calipers. I did this 12 years ago to clear my Hayes HFX 9 caliper. Still using the trays, never had an issue.

    Note: You'll probably want to use a metal hacksaw for the big cuts and then the dremel to finish the cuts out. The aluminum on my trays were incredibly harder than I expected them to be.

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    it's rubbing here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spec7 View Post
    You'll probably want to use a metal hacksaw for the big cuts and then the dremel to finish the cuts out. The aluminum on my trays were incredibly harder than I expected them to be.
    /\ This is what I did and it works just fine. I cut a 1/2" long x 1/4" deep rectangular section of that area out so it would clear several different calipers that were rubbing. Hacksaw, then dremel, then a little filing.

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    Great, Thanks for the info. Just didn't want to hack on the rack and it break in two.

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    How did this work out for you? Any pictures after that modification?

    I am in the same boat, oddly i didn't notice that my caliper was hitting until last night after a month of use.

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    I just hit the spot it was rubbing with a grinder til it quit hitting and repainted it, looks like it came that way. No pics but it's simple

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    Ya it was simple, i knocked this out yesterday without an issue.

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    cool

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