85flt Rear Brake Service

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by bagger08, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. bagger08

    bagger08 Member

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    Model Harley 1985 FLTC

    This is a one of a kind Rear Brake Assembly.

    1. Pads are worn and must be changed
    2. I have pulled the old pads off the bike.

    Question:
    Is there a workable technique to replace pads without removing the
    rear tire and axle?

    I have read all the posts regarding the cleaning and servicing.

    I am attaching a picture of this particular rear brake system
    along with an exploded parts list of the brake components.

    Thanks Jerry
     

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  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Jerry,

    I can not do it on either of my bikes - '91 Dyna and '03 UC. Not tough to drop the wheel though. And that will give you a chance to repack the bearings.

    TQ
     
  3. hobo55

    hobo55 Active Member

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    Take the wheel off and do the bearings. If you ever went through the pain of the bearings freezing to the axel you'd check them daily. Don't ask why I know.