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Rear Brake Squeal

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The rear brakes on my 81" Custom squeal a bit. I have plenty of material left on the brake shoes. Anybody have this problem ?
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Mine squealed too...until we took the back wheel off and simply cleaned it....the leading edge of the shoes were already shamfered so all it took was a cleaning.....was lots of dust in there. After cleaning the squeal was gone and they grabbed better too.
My FRONT ones still do this with new pads, but they seem to have broken in since it is not near as bad now.

Yes Dark Father my new front pads squealed for a while when new too but have since stopped as well.
Drive box bolts ?? I've taken my rear wheel off a few times, trying to figure which ones you are referring to ?
Ah I see now Shep, the ones I took off just to polish !

Thanks and good idea.
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