I've recently taken my front calliper off for a good clean. It was in a bit of a state if I'm honest. How often do 'people' generally do this?
The 'clip' (6 in this image) seems lose. I can't see how it would fall out as it's hooked around he split pins, but it was pretty solidly wedged in when I took the calliper off. Any ideas? Should it be rattling around? Maybe it was road gunk keeping it snug. What is it's actual purpose? If it's to keep dirt out, it didn't do a very good job, and I could probably design something better in my sleep. Obviously, it's a universal design, so I'm missing something.
Thanks for your insight!