Front brake assembly

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Re: Front brake assembly

Postby ajscomboman » Tue May 28, 2019 10:20 am

I can't make 40 yrs but have got to 37yrs of AMC and I'm only 54!!! Is that just sad or what? Started down this route at the age of 17, old before my time. :(

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Re: Front brake assembly

Postby Mick D » Tue May 28, 2019 10:43 am

raffles wrote:What MUST be done____ set it up in a vice spin the wheel and with a ring spanner on the brake arm nutlock the brake on tighten the outside nut fully before you release the brake this centralises the brake


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I find it easier to set the inner nut on the bench then fit the wheel, centralising the brake and torqueing the nut as part of the process - let the forks hold the spindle it's what they're designed for - unlike a vice ;)

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Re: Front brake assembly

Postby ajscomboman » Tue May 28, 2019 12:09 pm

Gotta go with raffles on this one, do the very same thing as him and never had a back plate come loose, ever!

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Re: Front brake assembly

Postby 56G80S » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:55 pm

I think that either way works but the important thing is to do it. Personally I seem to remember that I do this on the Matchless but with the assembly fited the "wrong way", outside the forks and the bottom clamp does the job fine.

Let's see 1973 to date, all that riding up and down to London for the first 3 years. About 45 years? And still know nowt.

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