G15 mk2 front brake

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G15 mk2 front brake

Postby clive » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:15 pm

The DVLA have finally given me the registration number I needed for my G15mk2 bought in Jan. Tonight I fitted the Dove anti-sump tap so I could fill the oil as it wet sumps like lightening. Set up the rear number plate using white electrical tape after ordering a proper number plate. Started 3rd kick so I drove down towards the garage exit and approached the gate, but next to no front brake. I had fitted new brake shoes so a bit pxssed off. Problem may be a stretched cable outer or a failure to centre the brake.
So the question is how do I centre the brake plate on the Norton front wheel?
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Re: G15 mk2 front brake

Postby g80csp11 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:36 am

Clive , exactly the same slacken off the brake plate retaining nut and pull brake on , then retighten . books indicate that on early brake plate you may need to open up the hole on plate slightly . my problem on the Norton brake on my G15CSR (1969) is the bearing seal sealing slightly onto the linings despite being modern sealed bearings . even though a good brake

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Re: G15 mk2 front brake

Postby clive » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:08 am

Thanks. Will give it a try but i may need a new cable too.
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Re: G15 mk2 front brake

Postby clive » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:38 pm

Slight improvement in the front brake, after adjusting as advised, meant i took it out for a ride. The rear brake needs new shoes. Anyway i think it may still have sidecar gearing. The handlebar mirror fell of. I couldn't restart for ages after stopping for petrol. The primary chain tightened up and the locking ring on one exhaust undid itself because the bracket holding the silencer is too thin I think. All fixable I hope.
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Re: G15 mk2 front brake

Postby G15 Roy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:32 pm

But no puntcher or AA required things are looking on the up.
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Re: G15 mk2 front brake

Postby clive » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:41 pm

G15 Roy wrote:But no puntcher or AA required things are looking on the up.


Yes Roy. I did have AA card and can of tyre goo with me! Did around 20 miles so all looks good once over the teething troubles.
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