Cable Rear Brakes. "How to make them work"

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  1. Joseph Harrah

    Joseph Harrah New Member

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    I have a 2001 model that I am restoring. I posted I was having a problem with the rear brakes locking up and not releasing. I do not believe that you have to change the cable to a shorty cable if your cable is working fine and sliding smooth... I put the the Lever assembly in cleaner for a few days Cleaned it completely. Then I could see a plate between the washers and seen that there were a few Roller bearings missing.... You could see when you put pressure on the washers and tried to spin it. It would not be smooth... I ordered a new Brake lever Set _ Yamaha Part# 2XJ-25726-01-00 _ $ 81.45 I did decide to go with the shorty cable. Put it all together , New Pads, The rubber bushing in the Caliper (that holds The inner thinner brake pad), Greased everything.

    The Brakes work GREAT!
    I hope this helps someone.....
     
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    Well IIRC the original post said shotry cable was a must! That's what I used, works fine !!
     

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