Handbrake Issue

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by jrh » Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:01 pm

Never forget , these are the notorious rear brake calipers.
The hydraulic side works fine , but the 'mechanical' side can let you down by seizing 'on' while you think the brakes are 'off' because you've released
the handbrake .

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by Incognito » Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:42 am

Cheers for all the advise, I'll look at it over the weekend and see what's what.

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by Incognito » Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:55 pm

OK, had the chance to check out. Couldn't see anything obviously broken , so took Duncans advise on adjusting the 10mm nut at the lever. It was about 5/10mm from the top , found a deep 10mm and wound it down until its now firm on 3 clicks. It's now wound down to about 20mm.
Many thanks for the step by step guide :D
MOT on October 4th.....

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by jrh » Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:51 am

Very pleased to read you have fixed the problem..............................but to have to take up that much slack on the cables .......hmmmmm.
Time will tell , just be careful .

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Re: Handbrake Issue

Post by Incognito » Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:26 am

jrh wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:51 am
Very pleased to read you have fixed the problem..............................but to have to take up that much slack on the cables .......hmmmmm.
Time will tell , just be careful .
Not going to use the handbrake until MOT .... :D

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