1996 Ural Tourist Help

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by tomshell, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    I should add that my Sportsman developed incurable braking problems from wearing out the braking surface in the hub. This manifested itself as several 'hard spots' that wore more slowly than the rest of the hub, leading to poor contact between shoe and hub and eventually causing a nasty pulsing combined with very bad braking when I had gone to replace the shoes.

    The old shoes had somehow gotten worn along with the hubs and in spite of being actually broken in several parts provided better braking than the new shoes until I swapped out the wheel with a spare.

    There used to be a guy from Germany on eBay that sold a nice replacement actuator linkage between the leading shoes for the front brake. This linkage allows for much easier adjustment of the shoes:

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    It was worth the roughly $40 or so it cost including delivery.
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  2. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    yes, that's what I just "won" on ebay. The vendor is called Russenteile, in Germany.
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