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Figure 2-61. Adjusting Rear Brake (1972 and Earlier)

Figure 2-62. Adjusting Rear Brake Pedal - FL

ADJUSTING REAR BRAKE PEDAL - FX - LATE 1972 AND LATER (Figure 2-63)

On FX model, free play of master cylinder plunger should be approximately 1/16 in. Adjustment is made by loosening locknut (2) and turning brake rod (3) on clevis threads (4) -forward to increase free play or rearward to decrease free play.

DISASSEMBLING REAR DRUM BRAKE (Figure 2-64)

Remove rear wheel from motorcycle as described in "Wheels." Disconnect shoe return spring (1 (and slip shoes (2 and 3) and anchor (lower) spring (4) away from side cover. Remove hold-down springs (5) from side cover. If necessary, remove wheel cylinder by turning out the two cylinder screws (6) on outside of side cover.

INSPECTING AND SERVICING (Figure 2-64)

1. Follow inspection procedure as described in this section under front wheel brake except examine wheel cylinder and side cover for signs of leaking fluid.

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