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Brakes? not good, really bad actually.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jasonsblue81, Aug 24, 2023.

  1. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

    Hey guys. cleaned up back drum pads, roughed them up a little. and cleaned up the inner drum. and wow i still really have no back break. if i put everything i got into it. it will lock up at low speed. new pads?? if so what should i get and where. thanks
  2. JPaganel

    JPaganel XS400 Addict Top Contributor

    Check pedal and cam for turning freely. Maybe pull them and clean/lube pivot points.

    Beyond that, just replace the shoes. They are $25 from Yamaha and like 10 bucks on eBay. Not worth it trying to revive them.

    You have an 82 Heritage Special, right? Part number 1HX-W253E-00-00.
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  3. Jasonsblue81

    Jasonsblue81 colorado Kid

    Hey J yea i always get my model mixed up.. its a 81 . spoke wheels. drum brakes. says special- II on the side covers. also had sway back bars on it until i bent them out. So does that make it a heritage ?? anyway thanks for the brake model number. everything seems to be free on the linkage... oh yea need to order new chain too. My 78 used a 530 x 102L same for mine right??
  4. JPaganel

    JPaganel XS400 Addict Top Contributor

    81 lists the same part number for brakes.
    The spoke and drum model is the Heritage.

    And yea, the chains are the same.

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