I had the same problem. The linings are over-size. It's an old practice in the m/c industry called * "No Scrape Law" (It means nothing is thrown away, everything is sold to the customer. And if the customer returns it, they will try and sell it to the next customer until someone buys the o.s. shoes, walks over to his lathe and turns them down himself. That's what V-Twin is counting on, that a full size machine shop will eventually buy the oversize linings and they'll never see the o.s. shoes again.) The only way to cure your problem is:Oversized In Ohio
I decided to purchase a set of V-Twin shoes instead of re-lining my old ones because IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m lazy that way. They assembled nicely to my backing plate but are to big to fit into my stock drum. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a set of calibers to measure the exact amount, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d guess them to be about 1/32 to big. Anyone ever run into this problem? Machining the drum is not an option for me. I refuse to alter an original part to fit an after-market part. What are my options? Thanks for any ideas.
1. Send the entire backing plate with shoes, to http://VintageBrake.com/ where it can be put completely assembled on a lathe and the linings reduced, or
2. Buy new shoes w/ correct linings from Kick-Start M/C (616) 245-8991
You didn't know this before, but everyone should know it now.....Never buy OHV rear mechanical brake shoes from V-Twin. One of the few lingering parts they still sell that don't fit.
(not shown) - Yours had a retail price on the back of the card. Maybe it was old stock.
Wouldn't matter if it was, if the part fit.
* Actually on the manufacturers end, they are unknowingly banking gobs of bad karma trying to run people around, instead of walking over to the bin and emptying it.