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Old January 5th, 2005, 10:56 AM
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Parking Brake

apologies for the incredibly low-tech of this, but for the life of me I can't get my frigging parking brake adjusted right. Have gone through the procedure in the manual tightening the shoes, but the cable itself is still too long. I'm speculating that the nut on the cable right on the back of the seat box may be the adjustment screw, but for the life of me I can turn it. The manual covers this topic with "this page left intentionally blank"

Any ideas? Oh, it's a '94 nas

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Old January 5th, 2005, 11:21 AM
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There is a nut on the back side of the parking break that you can adjust to take up the slack, it is next to where the cable goes in and I think it is 15mm.
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Old January 5th, 2005, 11:23 AM
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thanks mike, you mean where the line goes through the seatbox?
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Old January 5th, 2005, 11:25 AM
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nope where it goes into the drumb, it is tight inbetween the drumb and t-case.
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Old January 5th, 2005, 03:09 PM
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Tony,

my experience with the hand brake system was , that the cable was well adjusted but a lot of dirt was in the mecanism, after cleaning of all the dirt and old grease it functioned well again.
The cable it self is rather thick and difficult to how you call it "overstreched"
What is your opinion Mike?

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Old January 5th, 2005, 03:29 PM
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Cable seems to be clean, it moves easily. Mike, are you referring to the bolt that acutally adjusts the brakes in the drum? if so, that is fine, tightened to spec, but the cable itself is still loose. It has to be in the adjustment either where the cable goes through the seatbox or where there are 2 nuts on the cable sandwhiching a mounting bracket. Any ideas?

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Old January 5th, 2005, 03:40 PM
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Yeah it is a short thick cable so I think you would have to pull real hard to over stretch it. So let me get this right, if you pull up on the e-break lever (handle), then tighten the nut so that the pads hit the drum, then release the lever the pads still hold on the drum? I haven't had problems with dirt in the cable but I have logged the drum with oil and mud.
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Old January 5th, 2005, 04:21 PM
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Symptom is that the brake handle will pull almost vertical before engaging. Adjusting the nut on the drum made little if any difference (screwing it in until the pads were tight, then loosening it a half turn). Yah, it's a thick cable, but something isn't right.
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Old January 5th, 2005, 04:33 PM
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OK misunderstanding on my part, how about this
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Old January 5th, 2005, 04:37 PM
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Good man! Slightly different procedure than I was following, which, granted, was for an '88 RRC as I couldn't find my 90 manual).

Thanks, I'll buy you a beer next time in Manchester (I'm up there essentially once a month).

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1) Make sure cable is loose (not a problem apparently)

2) Raise a rear wheel (or two) and block safely. Gearbox (or t. case in neutral). Spin wheel.

3) Adjust parking brake adjuster by turning clockwise inwards until brake is holding firmly.

4) Back off two clicks. Check the brake is free. It may rub a bit.

5) Adjust cable to get 3 clicks or so on the lever when tight. This adjustment is at the parking brake end of the cable. It is done by adjusting the nuts holding the cable shroud.
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So that adjuster on the back of the parking brake drum should turn freely? I can only get to turn about a quarter turn. It's all apart so I can get a good look at it.
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So that adjuster on the back of the parking brake drum should turn freely? I can only get to turn about a quarter turn. It's all apart so I can get a good look at it.
I had the same issue with mine. It made sense once it was all apart. I believe that bolt is squared off on the backside so that it will go about a quarter turn before it gets some tension, then round the corner and repeat. Hopefully that makes sense.
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That whole area gets pretty siezed up though, if it's had a lot of time to sit.

Had to pull mine apart and clean/grease the hell out of the whole adjuster mechanism to get it it to move. Not very complicated, but awkward to re-assemble

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