Replacing front shoes on a 1973 1/2 r75/5
Have new shoes and springs to replace on my /5. Very grabby and will lock the front wheel when starting out. After riding the brake and drying out the shoes they still grab and make the front end dive. So my question is which spring goes where. They have a different amount of coils, i think 17 & 19.
Light sanding did the trick
When I ordered the shoes and springs from Rusty at Max he suggested to KISS the shoes and drum with a little sandpaper to make a difference. Me being a know it all ordered the shoes and springs anyway. Well let me tell you that my front brakes really grabbed hard, and If I put the brake on softly they would howl and moan, really bad. So I sanded the shoes and drum and went for a test ride and I couldn't believe it, what a difference. Only a light sanding and no more grab, moan or howling. Im back to good old useless /5 brakes, smooth and a long stopping distance. I have to say that I love the simple maintenance of the airhead.