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Yep, the cold drums were lubricated internally and the hot ones had dry bearings. The centre and rears are running about the right temperature now, fronts are still cold (adjustment coming up) and needs another bleed, the pedal drops to the floor on the first push.

Thanksgiving weekend will be a tear down of the governor, no power in fourth.

Spock
 
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Got back to working on my lawn ornament over the weekend, replaced wheel bearings on center left and cleaned up the pad and drums.
Bearing swap out was surprisingly easy for inner race, purées well stuck behind the spacer/brackets. Little bit of Brinelling but not bad.
Noticed thread goop on the flare but fittings, seemed odd but appeared to snug up.
Took it for a test run, no brake power on downhill at the end of the road!
Brought it back via powerline trail... Centre hub warm, rest ice cold
 
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Vacuum bleeder was incredibly convenient, near empty rear reservoir in the master cylinder was concerning. Topped the master and then left it for the afternoon have another go on the ‘morrow.
 
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Shite and briney, back into it. Overnight rain hasn’t amounted to much thankfully.

Start with the center left, drum tight, jacked it with the screws and still not able to pull off. Didn’t want to take the wheel off just yet so moved to the front left, figure the pads would need a clean up...
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Understatement... no chance of brake force from this sludges up mess.
Thread goop on the fitting again and corrosion on the cylinder.
Silicon fluid pooled

This was a completely rebuilt brake. Not happy.

Pulled the rear left, had to jack it and still couldn’t finish removal by hand. But an easy 20ml of silicon fluid drained out into the rim.

Put it back together, responsibility for this belongs to the brake shop.
 

Gamagoat1

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Shite and briney, back into it. Overnight rain hasn’t amounted to much thankfully.

Start with the center left, drum tight, jacked it with the screws and still not able to pull off. Didn’t want to take the wheel off just yet so moved to the front left, figure the pads would need a clean up...
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Understatement... no chance of brake force from this sludges up mess.
Thread goop on the fitting again and corrosion on the cylinder.
Silicon fluid pooled

This was a completely rebuilt brake. Not happy.

Pulled the rear left, had to jack it and still couldn’t finish removal by hand. But an easy 20ml of silicon fluid drained out into the rim.

Put it back together, responsibility for this belongs to the brake shop.
Back off the break shoe adjustment to facilitate drum removal.
 

Another Ahab

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That i did... just had to try and remember which way to rotate the star wheel to achieve it,
That's the way it always goes in any situation like this, right?

Not sure which direction is the right one, 50/50 chance of picking the correct one, and OF COURSE the one you pick (and go with) is the wrong one...



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