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Author Topic: rear brake self centering?  (Read 642 times)

Roeland

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Re: rear brake self centering?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2013, 03:14:16 AM »
Thank you for the input - now it start making sense to me. Regards

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Re: rear brake self centering?
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2013, 12:41:02 PM »
This video about loosening the brake plate bolts should be removed from Youtube - it is an accident waiting to happen. Apart from the possibility of the nuts coming off altogether, the brake pivot/cam is able to twist and apply uneven pressure to the shoes. I would say this sliding plate is for the initial set-up and centreing of new brakeshoes. It is then tightened and not needed to be adjusted again.

Ducati Scotty

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Re: rear brake self centering?
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2013, 12:53:21 PM »
If we removed accidents waiting to happen (and those that already have) from YouTube, what would be left?  Kittens?

Scott

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Re: rear brake self centering?
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2013, 06:21:48 PM »
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mattsz

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Re: rear brake self centering?
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2013, 09:32:02 PM »
Are you kidding?!?  You could put an eye out with that thing!  And, when you stick the end up your nose about an inch, and turn it about 90 degrees, and then raise the handle end and try to pull it out again?  Don't even get me started on how much that hurts...

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: rear brake self centering?
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2013, 05:31:11 AM »
The factory says.....don't do it. They agreed that loosening the bolts is a good way to center the shoes, but then they MUST be tightened back up. Disaster in the making otherwise