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Hi all!

I'm trying to change the angle of my rear (drum)brake pedal, it's twice the recommended height and could be more comfortable. Changed the angle okay, but now theres no play at all(should be about 2cm) on the brake, and theres no adjustment space left on the thread leading to the actual brake linkage?

Is it a) the previous owner fitted a new brake shoe and it needs to wear down a bit before adjustment is possible, b) there's another adjustment that can be made or c)other??!

Any help would be much appreciated!

(It's a GZ125 Marauder 2003 by the way)

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Sorry cant help, perhaps you should introduce yourself in Newbies Section and say Hello in Genral Chat when you next visit.


But Welcome and I hope you get an Answer

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I'm no mechanic and its been years since I had a bike with a drum brake but from what I can remember you need to do as follows:-


You've probably adjusted it already by using the nut that the blue arrow is pointing too.

You could try moving the arm around the spline (sorry I have no idea what they are called). Its the bit that the red arrow is pointing too.


http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee259/Voodoo1972/drum.jpg


Hope this helps!

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  • 3 weeks later...

iv got the same problem on my 2006 model, apart from im ready for new pads all round.

needs to be done asap but iv just lost my job! :(


the diagram voodoo posted should help though, its simple enough to adjust, im just not looking forward to changing them!


good luck mate

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iv got the same problem on my 2006 model, apart from im ready for new pads all round.

needs to be done asap but iv just lost my job! :(


the diagram voodoo posted should help though, its simple enough to adjust, im just not looking forward to changing them!


good luck mate

 

Mind yer fingers with them springs!

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yeah, they still use expanding drum brakes on the back.

car and HGV drums are easy enough to manage i just havent changed the pads on a motorbike before.


I lost my job the other day, my boss claimed that he couldnt trust me because i saw his son smoking and didnt inform him straight away!


I would take it further but it was a cash in hand job.

shh!


lol

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yeah, they still use expanding drum brakes on the back.

car and HGV drums are easy enough to manage i just havent changed the pads on a motorbike before.


I lost my job the other day, my boss claimed that he couldnt trust me because i saw his son smoking and didnt inform him straight away!


I would take it further but it was a cash in hand job.

shh!


lol

 

You should have no problem if you've done it on cars and trucks before.


Your ex boss is totally lousy, there are just so many things wrong with him saying that.

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You should have no problem if you've done it on cars and trucks before.


Your ex boss is totally lousy, there are just so many things wrong with him saying that.

 

Well il get it sorted over the weekend then if the weather sorts itself out!


and im in the process of looking for a new job as we speak. just applied to a custom motorbike garage about 3 miles from home, and a general car sevicing garage.

Hopefully my new boss wont be as petty over things this time! :)

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