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How does the GL rear brake adjuster work?
Posted 18 February 2005 - 01:33 AM
The GL rear brake slack adjuster seems to be the weird piece of metal with a ratcheting setup on it. One of mine was seized solid, the other was just stiff. I freed both up. However, they don't seem to be adjusting themselves, which makes sense - only one end is secured, the other is free to slide back and forth a bit.
How does one adjust these? If they are supposed to be automatically adjusting, how does one convince them to do so, and if not, how does one adjust them? On the DL, it was pretty simple - turn knob until brakes drag, turn back one or two clicks. On the GL, there's a tiny little access hole on the back of the brake mounting setup, which I suspect is related to the adjustment. However, without taking the drum off, I can't tell how exactly I'm supposed to go about adjusting things with it. Also, if I do successfully adjust the brakes out, how do I retract them when I need to pull the rear hub off? I'm suspecting I can use that little access hole and poke things properly to adjust the brakes, but I'm a bit fuzzy on how exactly I should do it.
I'm planning to pull the drums off again tomorrow to take a look at this setup, if nobody has any tips.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 02:36 AM
40 bucks you could have rear discs...
Posted 18 February 2005 - 04:43 PM
I suppose I'll play with it tomorrow & do a writeup.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 04:45 PM
A couple years ago I did the brakes on my car. Got it all put back together, hit the brakes, and heard them click as it took up space
I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 04:50 PM
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 08:40 PM
or the brakes will completely fail and you will hit something that naturally stops you. Sorry couldnt resist.
I would be another person that recommends disc brake conversion.
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