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Brake relining
« on: November 27, 2007, 02:50:52 PM »
Is there a preferred brake lining material to use on brake shoe relines.

Local brake/clutch shop relined my Husky front brake with "soft" linings they said would work well............

The linings did not work and are showing dark flaky areas after one race.


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Re: Brake relining
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 04:18:26 PM »
Expat, you have to pull the lever to get the brakes to work, and that grassy corner after the jump required alot of slowing down........ ;D........ I did the same as you. ;D

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Re: Brake relining
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 07:40:34 PM »
DJ, really pleased to know you went farming at the bottom of the hill :)...makes me feel way better....but you would have had to do so 4 times to have done same as me  ??? ;D




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Re: Brake relining
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 03:14:14 PM »

Still no word on suitable brake linings - I'm all ears as Maico brakes are not exactly world class as standard even with all the usual tricks!

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Re: Brake relining
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 07:58:14 PM »
My Maico stops on a dime. Got the linings from Les, terry cable and a lever assy that has different leverage ratios. Its from MCS (wholesaler) and i think its Y16L or something close to that. It is made for a clutch but i use it on the brake any way. I also have one on the clutch and it feels like a modern instead of a two hander.

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Re: Brake relining
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 06:57:54 AM »
isn't there an article in one of the VMX mags about how to get maico's to brako ??

as for clutch & brake levers  - I agree with agent 90 - good quality lever assemblies with good leverage ratios & new cables - LUBED regularly makes the world of difference - personally I only use genuine kawasaki kx250 clutch lever assemblies & all my clutches have been very smooth & lite

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Re: Brake relining
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 08:19:08 AM »
Dave Mac, the key is to have your hubs trued. This is best done disassembled, but some can put your assmebled wheel on a mill-and machine absolutley round.
Then, use the stock factory shoes, have them trued as well if possible. Periodically, remove the wheel, sand the high spots with #180 grit paper.After once or twice, you will have a one finger stopper.

BTW I found only the Magura perch and lever pulled enough cable to operate the Maico clutch. I use the Terrycables, but will try the Venhill cables( from Canadian Maico) next time.

For your Husky, find a CZ guy who has had shoes relined. If you can send to US try Matt Hillenberg at Speed& Sport. A friend had his CZ shoes re lined by them and they work great.
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