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I should be receiving my new Spitfire's tomorrow and am going to dive into the rear wheel late tonight. The tires on the bike are original, and by the travel from the foot pedal with the barrel adjuster turned out, I am guessing the brakes in the rear will need to be gone over as I think the shoes have got to be really worn down.



Any pitfalls or suggested PM I can take care of while I am in there and have the wheel down? Mileage is just over 17K, but the bike has been sitting since 88.
 

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Fully strip and clean the rear Brake drum mechanism including the drum discs actuator.

Make sure everything operates smooth before re-assembly.



You can emery in the inside of the Drums to clean them up and carb/brake cleaner handy for final clean and wipe.



Slack off the 3(or 4) drive box bolts/nuts between the drive box and shaft cover and leave then until last.Re-fit rear wheel and then tighten the drive box nuts/bolts.This brings the wheel into alignment.Then tighten the rest.



I got this tip off the old Swedish forum and it's never let me down yet




The shoes are pretty easy to come by,



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-...0258548QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories



http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=cx...c+brake&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313





If you want to go further you can remove the cross frame pedal rod and clean,de-rust and grease it(See manual) but if it's operating ok then just squeeze some light oil into it if you can or leave alone.
 
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