Re: Mechanical brakes
Well maintained, the R75/5 brakes were excellent. ( for their time )
Front uses double leading shoes, activated by using both inner and outer cable. Quite clever, very simple and powerful when set up correctly.
This system equalizes the force applied to both brake shoes in the front drum.
The rear is a conventional single leading shoe.
The SWB model wasn't as stable at speed.
The extra 50mm (IIRC) in the swing arm made a big difference.
Enjoy the new ride.
Just read the link above. Very informative.
Jenna: Ocean Blue '06
Hilton: Head of the Steering Committee.
Rena: The Committee.
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Last edited by Hilton; May 31st, 2014 at 9:55 am.
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