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Old 12-20-2014, 03:02 PM   #21
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Al and Missy

I've done a work on brakes and I'd be happy to help you as much as I can with your problem. However, it would be better if I spoke with you over the phone since there are a lot of variables that could cause the problem. I can furnish my number or you can send me your number if you'd like to make phone contact.

I have a 1994 Excella 1000 Classic. Look forward to hearning from you.

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Old 12-26-2014, 08:41 PM   #22
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Took the drum off today

Everything looks OK. Prior to pulling it I compared the drag and braking action of the front and rear left brakes. Spinning by hand with DW operating the brake controller, the action on the two brakes seemed to be the same (they both grab). The rear brake, however, had more drag when spinning with no brake current.

Everything under the drum looked normal. Nice and clean except for brake dust, no grease in the drum or on the shoes. Wear on the new magnet looked normal, ditto on the magnet surface of the drum. Springs all in place and resistance to pulling on the magnet lever felt like all the other brakes as best I can remember. The only odd thing was that when re-mounting the drum, it seemed like the drum went too far on the axle. At least half the hole in the axle for the cotter pin is above the top of the castellated nut. I don't know where to get any specs on the depth of the race in the hub and the length of the axle from the inner bearing surface. The edge of the drum looks right with respect to the backing plate rim, so I don't think there is anything wrong here, but it seemed odd.

My best guess at this time is the brake was adjusted too tight. I didn't pull the springs to test them. If the adjustment doesn't fix it, I guess that's the next step. I loosened it so it felt about like the one on the front axle. I'll just have to drive it and see how it works.

Thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions.

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Old 12-27-2014, 11:54 AM   #23
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The rear brake, however, had more drag when spinning with no brake current.

My best guess at this time is the brake was adjusted too tight. I guess that's the next step.
I loosened it so it felt about like the one on the front axle. I'll just have to drive it and see how it works.

Thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions.

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I would agree with your finding and assumption.

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