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Sticky rear brakes


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When the rear brakes are operated they hold on,any advice on freeing up these my old legs haven't the strength to push the bike like they used to.

If you push the operating arm back every thing is OK but what lbrication should a newby use.

Viv :D

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hi Viv welcome to the forum pop into newbies and introduce yourself :)


first of all what bike is it ?


and you also say push the operating arm back and its OK again do you mean the brake pedal is sticking down ? and when you pull it up the brakes are releasing ?

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Sorry not used to forums.The bike is a Suzuki 125 Avenger.The brake pedal returns OK its the operating arm on the drum that isn't returning,I supose that the 2 springs on the end of the pads don't have enough pull to over come the fricsion.Just looking fr advice

Viv

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Thanks for your help ,wipped of the drum (not quite that easy) and its the cable the drum and gutts are all free so have ordered a new cable and will get some grease ad give it a go.thanks again.

Viv

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As Stu said copper grease. Give it all a good clean with degreaser then put some copper grease or copper slip (same stuff) on all the moving parts (not the surface of the brake pads) rebuild and it should all be good.

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I'd say that its nothing to do with them been dirty and no amount of lubricating etc will cure it. Its due to the fact that the brake shoes are too worn. The only cure is to buy a new set of brake shoes. If you do it yourself, careful you don't trap your fingers in the springs, it hurts!

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ok also with a drum brake if the chain has been adjusted it can also affect the rear brakes so when adjusting the chain slacken the rear brakes off and adjust up after doing the chain ... :wink:

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