Yamaha QT50 sticky brakes

Zack Dutcher /

I rode my moped for the majority of winter here in Michigan and now the front and rear brakes on my moped stick when i try to use them. I checked the cables and they don't seem to be the problem, but I'm not really sure. I haven't taken apart the brake arm but that is happening tonight. I guess I'm not sure what I should be using to lubricate parts. I heard to not use WD40 because it builds up gunk and is only a temporary fix. Any suggestions would help or if anyone had a similar problem please let me know. (edited)

Re: Yamaha QT50 sticky brakes

Use some spray carb cleaner to clean out the brake hubs, might need new shoes.

Re: Yamaha QT50 sticky brakes

Check return-spring, clean drums with brake-cleaner, lube your cables, and lube brake pads pivot with grease.

Re: Yamaha QT50 sticky brakes

Do yourself a favor while your inside the brake drum sand down the drum were the brake pads contact the drum with med. grit sandpaper. Clean or replace pads and be amazed.

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