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What is everyone doing as far as maintenance on their brakes? If any. OR do you just drive it like you stole it? LOL I plan on taking mine apart as I just got it and do a once over.

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"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."  Main thing is just adjusting them and freeing up the seized parts when needed. 

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I don't do much with brakes once I've torn everything down to lube all of the moving parts. I do change the brake fluid every spring though.

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I take the drain plug out my rear brake drum every so often to make sure water didn’t get in. I got disc in the front so no maintenance there.
 

 

 

 

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i am with toodeep on this one, i dont touch my brakes until they break down !..lol. other than flushing the brake fluid, noticing brake shoe wear ?, i leave them alone.

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I basically do all of the above ..... Just a note it's a good idea to grease those drum seals 

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2 hours ago, _Wilson_™ said:

I basically do all of the above ..... Just a note it's a good idea to grease those drum seals 

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wrong !!!!!. if ya read the service manual ?, it tells ya to run a bead of WATER ! around the seal lip ?, odd, yes, reason : grease can work its way to brake shoes !.

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I stand corrected .... Your right .... No grease, thank you shade. 

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My service manual says to put grease in those drum seals. My bike came from the factory with grease on them too. I think you got some bad info about adding water to them. Think about it....

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12 minutes ago, retro said:

My service manual says to put grease in those drum seals. My bike came from the factory with grease on them too. I think you got some bad info about adding water to them. Think about it....

my service manual for my '89 says water..sooooo..dont know what to tell ya ??

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The service manual is obviously wrong about water. I am surprised that no one has ever pointed that error out before.

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2 minutes ago, retro said:

The service manual is obviously wrong about water. I am surprised that no one has ever pointed that error out before.

13-6 in the service manual, honda get it wrong ??..lol.

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Holy cow of course thats wrong. All rubber lipped seals on rotational parts must be lubricated. You didn't know that...?

 

This is from the brakes section (page 12-20) in the1988-1994 service manual:

 

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7 minutes ago, retro said:

Holy cow of course thats wrong. All rubber lipped seals on rotational parts must be lubricated. You didn't know that...?

 

This is from the brakes section (page 12-20) in the1988-1994 service manual:

 

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rancher ???..cuz thats not what it says in my trx350 service manual 13-6.

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retro, look at 13-6, tell me what it shows in the pic. it says water..sooo..i dont know..don't care..lol.

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He is not working on a TRX350 far as I know? And the service manual for the TRX350 is not in error... here is pages 13-6/13-7 containing the drum seal grease recommendation:

 

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95-2000 300 so.... No grease in the brake section... But grease in this section .... Hm

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Yeah you use water as lube to press a new seal onto the drum, then pack the lips full of grease when the drum is installed. Every Honda manual reads the same.

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Man I am so glad I don’t have to deal with drum breaks anymore. Way too much maintenance and parts to deal with especially since I have a river running through my property and I need to cross it all the time so keeping the water out of drums was a pain in A..  Disc breaks are so much better in every way, only maintenance is new pads when needed.  

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Thank you for the replies. I downloaded the repair manual. I used my work printer. LOL. I will 3 hole punch it this week and put it in a nice binder.

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Now you'll got me all confused , I been using  water ..... to wash off my disc conversion brake pads after every trip , should I use grease in the future , dahhhhh !!!!   Convert !!!! LOL 

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