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Hi i have just baught a gz 125 y marauder only to find that the cable for the rear brake is sticking, which is keeping the rear brake pads pushed against the drum. Will i have to buy a new cable and if so, how do i remove the old one. Any help with this is appreciated as this is the first motorbike i have had.

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Hi, you could try lubricating the cable first with some lite oil, or wd40 or similar, are you sure it is the cable and not the brake shoe cam, try undoing the cable, push manualy on the arm from the rear brake drum, doing this will eliminate the cable being the possible cause, when you push on the lever on the rear brake drum with the cable undone from it, the arm should return freely when pushed or pulled, if it is seized at this point you will have to remove the rear wheel,remove the lever from the cam drift out cam from hub, and clean and lubricate before reasembly, when replacing the cable it is important you alow at least 10mm free play in travel, and check for free movment of wheel before use, also ensure you have enough travel to alow operation of rear brake light.

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Testimonial: "Thanks for the help. It did turn out to be the cable, which i wd40'd and put back on. Seems to work fine now."

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