Brake Shoe Relining

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by sweller, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. sweller

    sweller Guest

    I have a number of MZ's one of which has brakes that could be best
    described as glacial. Yet another I have has excellent stoppers.
    Examining the ancient receipts that came that machine it states on one
    "brake shoes too hard replaced with softer"

    MZ OE brakes are everlasting, or made from concrete depending on
    viewpoint, and I suspect that a change of friction compound would help.

    Has anyone any experience of changing friction compound on older brake
    designs? Any good companies to do the work? Pref. in the
    Surrey/Sussex/Hants area.
    sweller, Nov 18, 2003
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  2. sweller said:
    I can remember buying just lining material (and rivetting it on myself)
    from Speedy Spares on the A27 in Portslade. About 1978 is was.
    Simon Atkinson, Nov 18, 2003
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  3. sweller

    sweller Guest

    They're still there. Doubt if they still sell the material but I could
    ask next time I'm in.

    As an aside, the MZ ones are bonded.
    sweller, Nov 18, 2003
  4. sweller said:
    I've never tried glueing them on - I'm sure you can (could) buy the glue
    and stuff, but with modern product liability stuff, it may not be too
    easy to source everything you need.
    Simon Atkinson, Nov 18, 2003
  5. sweller

    WorkTOG Guest

    Blimey. last experience of this was over 20 years ago when there was a
    bloke called Ernie Hall in Lenham, Kent, who offered this service.
    Since they did away with riveted-on brake shoes, I've not heard of
    anyone doing it.

    Use a Honda front wheel conversion? That was always the popular mod.
    My Supa Five had it.
    WorkTOG, Nov 18, 2003
  6. sweller

    sweller Guest

    Problem is the Supa 5 has excellent brakes, the Trophy (earles forks) is
    the glacial one.

    Thanks anyway.
    sweller, Nov 18, 2003
  7. sweller

    Timo Geusch Guest

    WorkTOG was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    There is actually a company that advertises this service (glueing
    modern, slightly softer friction material onto old brake shoes). Of
    course, I've chucked away their flyer a few weeks ago...

    Can I fucking remember what they're called? Noooooo.

    Check the Classic Brit Iron mags, I wouldn't be surprised if they
    advertised in there.
    Timo Geusch, Nov 18, 2003
  8. For ****'s sake don't use EvoStik like one numpty I heard of.

    Ach, shirley, I've riveted numerous ones in the dim and distant - but
    they were big fuckers; I've never relined bonded ones, being as how the
    mob I was working for at the time had another mob do that.



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    Grimly Curmudgeon, Nov 19, 2003
  9. sweller

    mups Guest

    There was an advert for this sort of stuff in Classic & Motorcycle
    Mechanics. I'll dig it out tonight.
    mups, Nov 19, 2003
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    CBMart Guest

    CBMart, Nov 19, 2003
  11. sweller

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Timo Geusch was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Found it in the latest issue of Classic & Motorcycle
    Mechanics. They're called Saftek,
    Timo Geusch, Nov 19, 2003
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