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SAFETY ALERT Drum rear brake bike owners please take a look

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by bigfitz52, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Make sure the head of the bolt sits down into the recess on the back. No need to tighten the snot out of the nut. Just tighten enough for the split washer to flatten out, give it a tweak then install the cotterpin.
     
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    Wintersdark Well-Known Member

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    Hey there - just happened across this post. Welcome to the forums, fellow Calgarian! Did you get this sorted out, or do you still need anything?
     
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    YYCMaxim New Member

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    I did get it back together, thanks!
     
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    Hi just reading about your break shoes issue.ive never know that to happen but I'm going to check mine tnx to you Anthony.
     
  7. XJ550H

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    most important thing you can bring away from this thread is Change your shoes unless you know how old they are, then check them at the beginning of the riding season. unknown shoes may not be delaminated today but next week may be a different story.
     
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    Deathboner727 New Member

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    Anybody have tips on cleaning calipers the were rings go.
     
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    Would this be true for any old bike? Or are XJ's more susceptible to this?
     
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    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    yes it applies to any bike with linings that are bonded to shoes, first time I ran into the issue was coming out of a nice curve into a straight away rear tire locked up solid
     
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    small brass rotary brushes work well. chacal xj4ever sells them, they fit right into the grooves
     
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    This must be a result of the bonding agent drying out. I have some nos shoes I was going to use, but may have to go new.
     
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    nos for brake shoes is a funny thing seeing you can still get them at the dealership .
     
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    Can we get a repost of the original image in the first post of this thread (preferably in the first post again, as an edit, so everyone knows where to find it)? The imgur site should do, now that Photobucket is even more evil.

    If needed, I could just host the image on a server of mine, too.
     
  15. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    All pics for Fitz's threads are being fixed a time allows. This will be a slow process. Please be patient.

    Apologies for missing pics in posts/threads

    The problem is with Photobucket (as every internet forum has found), and there is only one person with permission to access Fitz's Photobucket account and move the images.
     
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    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hogfiddles is doing some reposting of bigfitz work . I do not think this one is high on his list to rewrite.
    if you use chrome to view this site and add the photo bucket extension you can see all the photos

    bottom line in this thread is to check your brake shoes before going on that first ride of a new to you bike.
    then check the shoes after you replace them on a yearly basis . yamaha spec is a complete rebuild of brake systems every 4 years
    maintenance requires you to inspect brake system every 2500 miles,4000 km or 6 months after break-in period.
    DO NOT IGNORE YOUR BRAKES
    brakeshoe.jpg
     
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    Neato. I just an hour ago pulled the drum cover off the parts bike I had bought. Yikes!!
    Rusty much??? This kinda stuff is scary
     

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    Thanks for the info. I wasn't aware this was an in-progress process, and just figured I'd ask.
     
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    Jeebus. That looks like rust-colored spray paint.
     
  20. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Most of that appears to be brake dust (it will discolor to brown over time). I'm only seeing rust on the outer edges of the drum liner.
     

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