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Old 17-02-2009, 05:58 PM
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my rear brake to semi sieze up..........

i came back from work and when i dropped the acelerator the EN seamed to slow quicker than normal, when i pulled up at home, the rear wheel had felt like it had brake lock......i left it to cool down and loosened the rear brake a touch and now she is running freely again.....

whats the cause and cure please
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Old 17-02-2009, 06:11 PM
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If its a drum brake prob clogged with dust if its disc sticking pistons. Ohh and congrats on baby front and Job loss/new one and commiserations on desiring a Harley .
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Old 17-02-2009, 06:38 PM
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If its a drum brake prob clogged with dust if its disc sticking pistons. Ohh and congrats on baby front and Job loss/new one and commiserations on desiring a Harley .
cheers mate on the baby, job loss and possible gain and the harley

its a drum brake, any good ways of unclogging it without taking the back wheel off
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If you change the shoes, you probably know to file the chamfer on the leading edge. If they are sticking it's probably a good idea to overhaul them anyway.

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Possible use of a good airline in any available vent after a swift couple of clouts with a rubber mallet. Mind yer eyes doin this bodge.
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ficked return spring, bent shaft, seized peddle shaft. colasing wheel bearing, the fall of the bank of england. Isle of White sinking
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Oh bugger. That must be it then! Better check mine tomorrow!

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Mechanical or Hydralic rear brake? If you have insufficent push rod clearance the master cylinder can build up pressure and hold the brakes on.
If your drum is too far worn the shoes wont follow the contour properly and can require over adjusting to give a reasonable pedal, this can cause drag as they heat up.
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salt on the roads makes everything rust and seize up. stip it clean it and lubricate its moving parts.
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I have eased the rear brake and gave the fucker a blowing over with the jet hose at work ( even though the brake was alright this morning) and later on I will be trying shaggys method of a mallet and a airline.....this has only just happened though and isn't a gradual build up.....so we shall see
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seizure due to salt tends to happen pretty quickly, a long cold spell, plenty of salt, plenty of water, and then it gets a tiny bit warmer, and clunk, everything stops working. my mrs exhaust on her little honda went from shiney to orange in just 3 days as the weather warmed up and the salt ate the chrome.
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salt on the roads makes everything rust and seize up. stip it clean it and lubricate its moving parts.
Spot on John.....

feck, that hurt.....
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