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    Having had to buy a new brake caliper slide bolt, I was slightly peed as to the cost...............£15.39 inc VAT. Well it was from a VX stealer I suppose

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    It was that price because you got the battery operated one instead of the basic one
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    Typical dealer price there mate

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    Mind you they are precision made the thread has to be perfectly concentric to the parralell diameter, as the caliper braket needs to slide freely as the pads wear. Still dear for a bolt though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    It was that price because you got the battery operated one instead of the basic one
    Damn, so the battery cost £15.00 ?

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    I bought 2 caliper carrier bolts from VX last week for half that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    I bought 2 caliper carrier bolts from VX last week for half that.
    Typical.......

    The part no. I got was 90297771.

    How come yours were half of mine??

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    should of said got dozens spare in the shed..always keep them for spares.just in case

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon1 View Post
    should of said got dozens spare in the shed..always keep them for spares.just in case
    Have 1/2 a pint left in front of me - now a full pint as I'm sobbing so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Typical.......

    The part no. I got was 90297771.

    How come yours were half of mine??
    No mate mine are the Caliper carrier bolts, the thing that holds the caliper to the Hub. Yours are the slider bolts. I was just comparing prices on two components that are about 2 cm's from each other. Still my bolts dwarf yours and have to be torqued up to the max, so I cant see why yours were so expensive.

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