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Offline Billington

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Replacement drum brakes
« on: May 31, 2021, 10:24:19 PM »
Hi, the rear drum brake material on my 1932 BSA are almost level with the cooper studs. Where could I purchase some more or can you get them refurbished?

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Re: Replacement drum brakes
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2021, 11:23:04 PM »
Hi,
You don't say where you are, but there are still brake shops around that will re-line your brake shoes with some old-fashioned rather soft linings. They will probably want the shoes and the backing plate, as well as the drum (or a measurement of the drum diameter). Maybe call around in your area and see who is willing to do the job - it shouldn't be too expensive.
New linings will be bonded to the shoes. You can glue and rivet your own, but it's not worth the hassle of finding the materials then doing a second-rate job.
Leon
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Re: Replacement drum brakes
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 08:27:16 AM »
If you're in the UK try Saftek or Villiers Services. The latter fitted bonded linings to my BSA A7 shoes back in the Spring for under 25 inc postage.

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Re: Replacement drum brakes
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2021, 10:20:00 AM »
Another vote for Villiers Services. Good prices and they will fit linings to your spec.
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Re: Replacement drum brakes
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2021, 10:52:41 PM »
Thank you gentle men for your advice. I live about 3 miles from Villiers Services; I thought they simple sold parts for Villiers engine motorcycles I had no idea they had a brake shoe re-lining service.

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Re: Replacement drum brakes
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 09:29:37 AM »
It's worth popping in as they're nice people and know what they're about.
Ian
1952 Norton ES2
1955 Francis Barnett Cruiser 75