Adjusting Drums

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Curtp07
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Adjusting Drums

Post by Curtp07 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:15 pm

What's the easiest way to remember which way to adjust the stars on the drums?

Always forget,

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Post by whc03grady » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:36 pm

"Up yours, unless you're right." Isn't that how it goes?

edit: Ah, yes. Here.
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Post by asiab3 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:02 pm

Treat it like a bolt, and screw it into the center block.

I can't remember the other one :)
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:41 pm

asiab3 wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:02 pm
Treat it like a bolt, and screw it into the center block.

I can't remember the other one :)
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The shoe/yoke is the immovable bolt. You simply spin the nut counterclockwise (as it faces the bolt) to push the shoe out.

Experiment with a spare nut bolt until you have an intuitive grasp. Just remember that the bolt can't rotate and the nut's location is determined by the anchor.
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Re: Adjusting Drums

Post by bradleygt » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:05 am

facing the brakes/drum from the outside of the left or right side of the wheel, it's righty tighty, lefty loosey using the top of the adjuster as the starting point- sort of hard to explain a simple concept without diagrams....
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