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Rear Brakes

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:54 pm
by backpacks_got_jets
So.

2007 Tourist

Brand new ural rider (been on it a few months) and i have to replace my rear brakes.

I'm pretty good with straightforward repairs/maintenance but I'm not really a car/bike guy or gearhead and i need a little guidance.

Before I buy brakes is there anything silly I should know that i don't yet know about them? Any preferred Brakes? Links to what you guys think I should grab?

Thanks guys!

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:12 am
by S 854
Ural rear brakes are a specific part... available from your friendly neighborhood (or internet) dealer...

Once you get them, do a search on “chalking the shoes”... you’ll probably need to “adjust” the fit to yer drum... a bit time consuming but not difficult at all...

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:47 am
by Albuquralque

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:49 am
by Albuquralque

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:52 am
by Albuquralque
How many kms do you have on the rig? Why do you think you need to replace the rear shoes?

The reason I ask is because Ural rear drum brake shoes last a very long time.

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:15 pm
by backpacks_got_jets
Albuquralque wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:52 am
How many kms do you have on the rig? Why do you think you need to replace the rear shoes?

The reason I ask is because Ural rear drum brake shoes last a very long time.
theres a bit over 20k Km on the bike. I have to depress the pedal too far and too hard for effective braking and they're squeaking. My only real reference point is from cars so I was just assuming I'd change them out and get a new baseline since it's not prohibitively expensive and its a new-to-me bike that I want to make sure doesn't randomly explode on me.

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 pm
by ReCycled
Watch the videos. Clean and adjust will go a long way, you'll have to go through the process with new shoes anyway. Doubtful they're worn out in 20k.

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:01 pm
by Albuquralque
20 k is nothing for ural drum brakes. Adjust them properly and ride on.

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:42 pm
by backpacks_got_jets
Albuquralque wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:01 pm
20 k is nothing for ural drum brakes. Adjust them properly and ride on.
Rock on.

I'll adjust and see how they roll. Thanks for the advice

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 pm
by jaybird
The squeak may be a broken return spring, pull the wheel, it's an easy job that you should be familiar/comfortable with before you need to do it on the side of the road.
Once you pull the wheel, you can check the condition of the shoes, springs, etc, clean and adjust, then you'll know what you have.

Happy trails,
Jaybird

Re: Rear Brakes

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:49 pm
by Lokiboy
You will always have to press down long and hard to get them to work.

Just reside yourself to the fact that nearly all your braking is from the front. Folks spend a lot of time getting it just right for the pusher. I drive defensively and never crowd the vehicle in front.

Quick way to determine if the adjustment nut is set properly is to ride for about 5 miles. Put you hand on the pusher’s hub. Warm is good. Hot or cold adjust the nut one complete rotation in the appropriate direction and try again later.