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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Shake

I was riding into work this morning (still at it too, you have to love a job where you can play online) everything working great untill I go to hit the brakes. The rear brake lever started shaking good, a chattering like feeling when I applied pressure. I let off and nothing, still as a mouse, hit it again and shake shake shake. I havent been able to get home yet to take off the wheel to look inside as of yet (still at work) was hoping that someone here might have had something simular like this happen to them and give me an idea on what to look at first when I get home (crossing fingers that I get home on her, going to have to take the slow and long way home)

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Only way to make it better is to get paid for working on your own stuff and drinking beer.


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Since the rear is all mechanical, either a shoe moving around, or a spot on the drum, or drum out of round maybe, (like a warped rotor would feel) would be my guess'....

Maybe one of the springs broke and the shoes at that end aren't held tight against the pivots anymore....

There isn't much in there, so you'll probably know as soon as you open it.
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Might just need a good cleaning. Just watch out for all the brake dust that'll be in there. That stuff is nasty.

Did you notice where the wear indicator is pointing for the brakes?


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Might just need a good cleaning. Just watch out for all the brake dust that'll be in there. That stuff is nasty.

Did you notice where the wear indicator is pointing for the brakes?
It's getting due for a change within the next 1000 miles or so. I got home with no problems but for that shakyness when I apply the rear brakes. I put it up on the center stand and went right to work on it. Took it apart and NOTHING not a damn thing wrong with it. Dust was at a minimal, springs in good shape, it would load and unload as it should. I got a mystery on my hands so I just put it all back together and take it out for another spin and there it is again that shake shake chattery feeling that you get when the brake pedals heat shield thing touches the exhaust pipe....YUPPPPERS, stupid huh?...LOL. Thats all it was, that shield tab thing on the brake pedal scrapping the exhaust. So I just used my dremel and ground out a notch in it. Problem solved. Now back out to work on that damn car of mine.

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