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Hand brake cable tension

How do you tighten the cable for hand brakes

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Where does a Harley have hand brakes??? Do you have a trike????

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First make sure the rear breaks are ajusted or replaced when worn out drum to be skeemed aswell. Usally whe rear brakes are ajusted hand break will stop car on two to four clicks on hand brake rachet. If brakes is ajusted check cables for wear . Then ajust cable insite car remove hand brake cover and you will see a ajustable screw or nut. Rememeber to put the handbrake on four clicks and dont tighten screw or nut to much the brakes will lock

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Hi chermy637

You need to unscrew and loosen the brake pads with an Allen Key until you have enough slack in the cables to reach tboth he pads and brake levers easily. Clutch one brake lever (as you do when braking) to maximum, hook the grommet at the end of the cable into the hole slightly larger than the grommet, then slide it back along the groove leading from the hole so the cable is anchored in the pivot end of the lever, carefully threading it through to the static rest that the lever rests against when released.

Extend the cable, now anchored at the brake lever at the end, down towards the brake pad on the same side of the bike. Feed the grommet of the brake pad end of the cable through the hole in the retaining arm holding the brake pad.

Holding the grommet to stop it springing back through the hole with your subordinate hand, use your principal hand to take the Allen Key and tighten the retaining arm of the brake pad adjusting the orientation of the brake pad and the rim of the wheel as you go along. Just before the gripping point, pull the cable down to take up any slack, pulling any extra length down through the hole with your subordinate hand as you tighten with the Allen Key.

When the cable is held fast at the brake pad end and the brake pads are well aligned with the wheel rim, test for the correct tension on the brake lever and adjust the tension of the cable accordingly.

Repeat the process on the other side of the bike.

I hope this helps.

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The right pad on the back hand brake is rubbing.


One side of a center-pull brake can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the cable itself (the side with a screw holding the cable in place)
The other side will have a small screw to adjust the tension on the spring.
Sounds like you need to adjust your spring tension screw.

Give it a full (360-degree) rotation and work the brakes a few times. If the problem is worse, then you need to adjust it the other way. If it's getting better, then you're getting closer.
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Brake assembly


I did no find assembly instructions specific to this model.  From what I see in pictures and descriptions it looks like a standard caliper brake on the front wheel.  The knob/plug on the cable should fit into a groove and hole on the brake lever if the cable is slack enough to make the connection.  You may have to loosen the cable tension nuts at the caliper and at the brake handle (labeled 1 & 2 in the instructions) to get enough slack.
Generic instructions are at: http://www.huffy.com/resources/pdfs/multispeed_manual.pdf
See pages 21-23 for instructions about adjusting the brakes.  You will have to do this after making the connection and it shows the various cable tension nuts that you can use to get enough slack in the cable to connect it.  If you loosen the cable tension nuts (1&2) enough you should be able to remove the cable from the slot through the housing, expose the attachment slot in the brake handle by pressing it against the handlebar, insert the knob/plug into the hole and then work the cable back into the slot in the housing.  Tighten up the tension nuts and make the final adjustments as described in the instructions.

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Hope this helps. This is out of the factory manual. Let me know if this works for you.
PARKING BRAKE NOTE: Tensioner adjustment is only necessary when the tensioner, or a cable has been replaced or disconnected for service. When adjustment is necessary, perform adjustment only as described in the following procedure. This is necessary to avoid faulty park brake operation.
  1. Raise vehicle.
  2. Fully back off cable tensioner adjusting nut at equalizer to create slack in cables.
  3. Remove rear wheel/tire assemblies. Remove brake calipers and rotors.
  4. Verify park brakes are in good condition and operating properly.
  5. Verify park brake cables operate freely and are not binding, or seized.
  6. Check park brake shoe adjustment.
  7. Reinstall rotors and make sure rotors turn freely.
  8. Reinstall brake calipers. Tighten guide pin bolts to 41 n·m (30 ft.lbs.)
  9. Reinstall wheel/tire assemblies after brake shoe adjustment is complete.
  10. Lower vehicle enough for access to park brake foot pedal. Fully apply park brakes
NOTE: Leave park brakes applied until adjustment is complete.
  1. Raise vehicle again.
  2. Mark tensioner rod 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) from edge of tensioner bracket Adjustment Mark On Cable Tensioner Rod
  3. Tighten adjusting nut at equalizer until mark on tensioner rod moves into alignment with tensioner bracket
CAUTION: Do not loosen, or tighten the tensioner adjusting nut for any reason after completing adjustment.
  1. Lower vehicle until rear wheels are 15-20 cm (6-8 in.) off shop floor.
  2. Release park brake foot pedal and verify that rear wheels rotate freely without drag. Verify pedal returns to fully released position.
  3. Lower the vehicle

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Parking brake tension


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The handbrake adjustment is at the handbrake. Pull off the rubber boot around the hand brake. (it pulls open at the botto of the handle and slips off over it). Next locate the 10mm bolt under the rear cup holder (there may be a little felt in there covering it). Remove the bolt.

Lift the console at the rear, it should pop loose at the front and lift up. You should have clear access to the adjustment bolt. Loosen the 10mm locking nut and this should allow you to adjust the cable.

Turn the adjustment clockwise to tighten the cable and once adjusted, re-tighten the locking nut. Reverse the whole process to put the console etc back together.

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