Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!

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The factories do not pay a lot of attention to the internal dimensions of the brake drums.

Check this:

When the brakes adjusted until they are just free from contact, pull on the brake lever as if you are making a major stop. Take a look at the brake arm in relation to the brake input shaft. Imagine if the brake input shaft is at the very top of the backing plate (or at 0 degrees on a circle). If when the brakes are fully applied the brake arm is at or approaching 90 degrees, then you can squeeze the brake lever all day and you will get no additional pressure on the shoes to the drum.

If there is still meat on the shoes, make some U shaped shims out of a tin can (not aluminum) to go over the ends of the brake shoes where the end of the shoes contact the brake cam. This should re-establish your brake torque-ability.

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  Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Topic by: Chris Chris 05/31/08 11:48AM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Zeke Zeke 05/31/08 11:57AM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Chris Chris 05/31/08 12:06PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Zeke Zeke 05/31/08 12:07PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Chris Chris 05/31/08 12:10PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: the Landis the Landis 05/31/08 12:26PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Ja'Far Rogers Ja'Far Rogers 05/31/08 12:37PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Noah Noah 05/31/08 01:01PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Alex Alex 05/31/08 02:21PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: keller_stephen keller_stephen 05/31/08 03:43PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: vinny vinny 05/31/08 03:08PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Captain Poop Captain Poop 05/31/08 03:10PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Edward Richardson Edward Richardson 05/31/08 03:15PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: keller_stephen keller_stephen 05/31/08 03:52PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: keller_stephen keller_stephen 05/31/08 04:03PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Bitter Bitter 05/31/08 04:52PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: keller_stephen keller_stephen 05/31/08 04:53PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: Silverfox Sullivan Silverfox Sullivan 05/31/08 07:34PM
  Re: Time to Change My Brake Pads? Please HELP!Re: BryAn eurism BryAn eurism 06/01/08 01:32AM

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