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Misc: Everything Else Brakes, Linings, Drums and Shoes

vibrac

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I have heard that there is an optimum lining for either cast drums or steel drums (I think it was in the context of talking about cast V pressed drums) however I wonder if that applies to cast drums and those machined from steel Billet
 

Chris Launders

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I have a bike that had a machined from billet steel drum but it didn't work as well as I hoped, I have since had a drum cast and I've machined that and there is no noticeable difference, unfortunately.
 

Matty

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Hi If you look back on this thread you will see that my problem with poor brakes proved to be that I had steel drums with the incorrect linings for years and then Saftec said that steel drums need a woven green lining to work. Most Shadows use cast drums which work OK with the linings most brake reliners use but these do not work well with the steel drums most Comets have.
So I replaced the nearly new linings on the Comet front with green Saftec woven linings and bingo I have a very acceptable front brake.
Matty
 

Matty

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For those who want to know about and setting up Vincent brakes, in addition to the above there is more and useful information in an excellent article by Michael Symonds on page 23 of the July 2020 issue of MPH.
Though whatever method is used, it becomes obvious how to do it once the mechanics are understood
 

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