Front Mechanical Drum Brake

ADJUSTING FRONT BRAKE SHOES - FL, FX

Raise front wheel off ground so it may be rotated. Loosen brake shoe pivot stud nut (5, Figure 2-57) and loosen axle sleeve nut. Apply brake. With brake pressure applied, tighten axle sleeve nut and pivot stud nut. This procedure centers shoes against drum so full lining length contacts drum on brake application.

1. Front wheel brake hand lever

2. Brake adjusting sleeve

3. Adjusting sleeve locknut

4. Adjusting sleeve nut

5. Brake shoe pivot stud nut

6. Brake shoe pivot stud

Figure 2-57. Adjusting Front Brakes - Drum Type

ADJUSTING FRONT BRAKE CABLE - FL, FX (Figure 2-57)

Front brake cable may be adjusted as follows:

Loosen adjusting sleeve locknut (3) and turn adjusting sleeve nut (4) to obtain desired amount of hand lever (1) free movement; clockwise for less movement and counterclockwise for more movement. About 3/16 in. of brake cable movement should be free, or about 1/4 of the full lever movement. Tighten adjusting sleeve locknut.

DISASSEMBLING FRONT BRAKE - FL - 1971 AND EARLIER (Figure 2-59)

Remove wheel with brake drum from fork as described in "Wheels." Spring brake shoes out and away from side cover (23) at top to free shoes (2 and 4) and springs (1 and 3) from pivot stud (8) and cam lever (18).

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