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Handbrake on my HJ75 is pathetic. Is there an aftermarket solution?.

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This is quite an easy fix on these models.

The handbrake bellcrank on the back of the backing plate just needs to be adjusted.

You should only have 9 - 12 clicks on the hand brake lever when you pull it up. If you got alot more then you need to adjust it.

There currently is no aftermarket options for this sort of design, you can get better aftermarket brake shoes but thats not going to improve your handbrake.

If you still have problems after adjusting then you may need to get your rear brake hub face machined so that the brake shoe can have more surface area to grip onto.

Hope this helps



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