Rear brake cable replacement

The principles of rear drum brake cable replacement are those of the front brake — this time, however, the cable has captive nipples at each end except for the early Laverda brake, which has a threaded adjuster at the brake plate.

Slacken everything off and remove the cable from the brake plate end first. Get under the nearside of the machine and pull the cable out of the captor on the brake pedal — it's no easy job because there is little room to move. Do not dismantle the pedal thinking it is going to make the job easier — it will not.

Replacment is just as difficult, but a reverse process of removal. The cable is very short and consequently stiff. Once more, it is a good idea to oil the cable first.

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