Lost the rear brakes

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Skylab, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Skylab

    Skylab Adventurer

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    Puyallup,Wa
    Well tonight I was riding about 50 MPH on the freeway when I felt a sickening thumping in my rear wheel. When I removed the rear wheel on the side of the freeway, all of the brake parts and metal shavings from the wheel and differential fell to the ground. I make it home with the front brake only. The big question is can I replace just the backing plate on the differential or do I need a complete differential?
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  2. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    What are you riding?
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  3. Skylab

    Skylab Adventurer

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    Location:
    Puyallup,Wa
    It was a 2007 Gearup
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  4. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    pics?
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