We just noticed blackened paint by the rear brake . .

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Lakesailor
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We just noticed blackened paint by the rear brake . .

Post by Lakesailor » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:42 pm

and are wondering if it’s a lack of grease, or something worse . . Any thoughts ?
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Re: We just noticed blackened paint by the rear brake . .

Post by Erik Johnson » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:48 pm

Your brake shoes are dragging on the drums and the heat from the friction burned the paint.


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Re: We just noticed blackened paint by the rear brake . .

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:49 pm

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Re: We just noticed blackened paint by the rear brake . .

Post by kmatt » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:03 pm

James, Fix and adjust the dragging parking brakes not to drag on drums when hand lever is forward. Also read post on how to adjust for a free neutral. When you clean and repaint the drums in the damaged area, keep the repaint to a thin layer, the burnt paint looks way to hick in the picture.

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Re: We just noticed blackened paint by the rear brake . .

Post by kmatt » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:06 pm

thick


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Re: We just noticed blackened paint by the rear brake . .

Post by Lakesailor » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:19 pm

THX !

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