front brake spring

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abiker56
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front brake spring

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Post by abiker56 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:46 pm

in buying front brake parts on ebay I have come up with 2 shoe spring sizes I have been running the smaller spring for many years,now I have what looks the same and is same lenth but bigger body and wire dia. from pictures on line looks like a 1969 part# , one set of springs came with right side brake the other rear sporster. do you think this is an upgrade replacement? that I should use?



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Re: front brake sring

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Post by 44RIMFIRE » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:38 pm

I BOUGHT THE SAME PARTS TO REBUILD MY FRONT BRAKE AND GOT THOSE HEAVIER SPRINGS LIKE YOU HAVE THERE. I THINK THEY ARE TOTALLY WRONG. I HAD TO PUT THE OLD ONES BACK ON. I SPENT HOURS TRYING TO GET THOSE SPRINGS ON THE SHOES BUT NEVER COULD. THEY ARE WAY TOO TIGHT.

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Re: front brake sring

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Post by Hog54 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:18 am

You got to remember,bigger springs dont make the brakes work any better.Thier only for return.

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