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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-25-2017, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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how to adjust park brake?

The manual helpfully tells you to take it to the dealer... How hard could it be to adjust the park brake? Has anyone done it?
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The manual helpfully tells you to take it to the dealer... How hard could it be to adjust the park brake? Has anyone done it?
Super easy but you need the service manual. Minor adjustments can be done at the top lever cable adjuster and major adjustments done at the caliper.
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You can adjust the parking brake at the left hand side pull the sleeve down the cable and you will see the adjusting nut loosen the nut and twist the shaft, you will feel resistance when it is getting tighter. Try the brake you will feel it has resistance or that it needs more adjusting. Try not to make it to tight you don't want to stretch out the cable, the cable will have to be changed at some point when there is no more adjustment left so don't over do it.
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You can adjust the parking brake at the left hand side pull the sleeve down the cable and you will see the adjusting nut loosen the nut and twist the shaft, you will feel resistance when it is getting tighter. Try the brake you will feel it has resistance or that it needs more adjusting. Try not to make it to tight you don't want to stretch out the cable, the cable will have to be changed at some point when there is no more adjustment left so don't over do it.
Followed your instructions. Park brake now holds. Thanks very much
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I'm going to adjust my parking brake as well. How tight should it be? The same as front and rear brakes or just a little less? I don't want to snap the wire
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If you noticed on your break lever there's two little triangles. You need to get the rear wheel off the ground and spin the wheel. The parking brake should stop the wheel between those two markings.
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I test the adjustment in real life, i.e., does the brake hold the bike on the steepest hill I would park on?
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I test the adjustment in real life, i.e., does the brake hold the bike on the steepest hill I would park on?
It may not pass that test, especially if your valley streets are pretty steep. Do like I do with my trike (that I installed the park brake on, even though mine is a 6-speed manual). I carry a double-sided velcro strip to lash the front brake to engage it. This makes sure the trike is secure, with no excessive strain on the transmission.
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It may not pass that test, especially if your valley streets are pretty steep. Do like I do with my trike (that I installed the park brake on, even though mine is a 6-speed manual). I carry a double-sided velcro strip to lash the front brake to engage it. This makes sure the trike is secure, with no excessive strain on the transmission.
Great idea!
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Park front end down and face the wheel into the curb if there is one....

This a test signiture
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