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Rear brake locks the tyre up easily even at lower speeds not had this problem on my other harley what could be the problem

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Your rear tire. I changed from a Dunlop tire to a Metzler tire and I have the same problem now. Not only does it lock up easily but it makes no noise either. You won't notice it until the back end starts to drift. Not good. You may can lower the air pressure on your rear tire.

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Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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Check that there is no leak of brake fliud onto the pads - doesn't take very much to cause this problem.

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Adjustment

  1. Place parking brake lever in -full released- position.
  2. Raise and support vehicle.
  3. Remove plug in parking brake shoe support to access adjuster star-wheel.
  4. Through the access hole, rotate the adjuster star wheel in the following direction to expand the shoes outward against the drum:
    1. Left brake - Rotate star-wheel toward rear of vehicle.
    2. Right brake - Rotate star-wheel toward front of vehicle.
  5. Using an appropriate tool, turn adjuster star wheel until wheel will not rotate (dead lock).
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  10. Lower vehicle.
  11. Apply and release parking brake lever once to ensure proper operation of parking brakes.


Removal & Installation NOTE The following procedure may be used to remove shoes on either side of the vehicle.

  1. Lock out automatic adjuster in parking brake lever.
  2. Raise and support vehicle.
  3. Access and remove rear hub and bearing.
  4. Remove parking brake cable bolt at knuckle.
  5. Completely back off parking brake shoe adjustment.
  6. Remove parking brake shoe adjuster spring.
  7. Remove shoe adjuster.
  8. Remove upper brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
  9. Remove lower brake shoe hold-down clip and pin.
  10. Remove upper and lower shoes with return spring from shoe actuator.
  11. Remove return spring from shoes.

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    Fig. View of the actuator (1), support (2), adjuster spring (3), return spring (4), caliper adapter (5), shoes (6), hold-down clips and pins (7) and adjuster (8)

To install:
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  4. Install upper brake shoe hold-down pin through rear of support and upper shoe, then install hold-down clip.
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  15. Adjustment This vehicle is equipped with permanently sealed rear wheel bearings. There is no periodic lubrication or maintenance recommended for these units.


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    1. Raise and support vehicle.
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    4. Remove brake caliper and rotor from hub and bearing assembly.

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      Fig. Hub assembly

    5. Disconnect vehicle wiring harness connector at wheel speed sensor connector.
    6. Unclip wheel speed sensor connector from spare tire mounting support.
    7. Disconnect two sensor cable routing clips on rear suspension crossmember.
    8. Disconnect two sensor cable routing clips along toe link.
    9. Disconnect sensor cable from bracket on brake support.

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    10. Completely loosen, but do not remove four bolts fastening hub and bearing in place. Once loosened from threads in hub and bearing, push bolts up against rear of hub and bearing to keep brake support plate in place when hub and bearing is removed.

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      Fig. Rear hub and bearing mounting bolts

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Good day.. my steering wheel is experiencing drugging when using brake at speed of 85kph and above. i even change my tire rod and ball joint and even the velocity joint.still the result is the same..


Dear Sir,
As you said you have problem with steering wheel drugging while brake, i think it may happen at time when your car abut to stop or got slow may speed between 30 to 20 km/h, if this is case then first replace fr tyre with rear both and then Tyre if problem solve then it is a problem with tyre, it got uneven wear due to imbalance actually tyre shakes and that feeling we feel in steering wheel. and if problem not solve then replace fr both low arm bush and joints. there is only to cause that can make steeing vibrate. i hop after trying this you have soled your problem if any issue please let me know. Thanks.

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