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Author Topic: Front Brake Link Rod  (Read 324 times)

johnp2127

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Front Brake Link Rod
« on: June 09, 2013, 10:11:28 PM »
I'm about to order my second front brake link rod (http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/partsbooks/pages/1568/Front_Brake ) which is item 15 in the previous link.  The way the front drum brake system is designed, mine is placing torque on the link rod, and causing the top threaded part of it to bend forward.  Just wondering if anyone has experienced this?  Is it a symptom of anything else?  Also, any idea how often the brake shoes should be repaired?  Thank you!

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Re: Front Brake Link Rod
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 11:58:32 PM »
Go to Hitchcocks technical notes it will tell you how to set it up.   ERC
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Re: Front Brake Link Rod
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 12:05:06 AM »
We carry all parts for the Iron Barrel bikes including the link rod. 800-201-7472 If it were me I would make very sure that both cam plates inside the hub were free (you can test that when the rod is removed. If they are free your brake might be grossly out of adjustment which is not uncommon. There is a method of adjustment which involved drilling out one of the threaded holes that the rod goes through but as the OEM someone else better tell you about that.

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Re: Front Brake Link Rod
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 01:04:32 PM »
Thanks gents