Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Grand Island, NE
Don't take this as a diss, Rich, but I don't see what the problem is.
I was worried that my "time was coming" with the "stuck" brake cam. I was on a small incline while I was filling the atv sprayer two years ago with water and chemicals, so I sat the parking brake so it wouldn't roll. Long story short I didn't release the brake, pulled hard, but for some reason I blamed the extra weight on the back. I smelt that familiar clucth/brake odor. I realized what I had done, felt the aluminium backing plate and couldn't keep my hand on it.
Tore it down last night figuring I would find rock hard seals and no grease except at the bottom of the drum.
Wrong, it looked brand new, minus 4 years of use brake dust. Maybe enough dust to fill a old school pop bottle lid.
This machine will wade across a 3' deep by 20' wide creek during the irrigation season 4 times a day, splash thru axle high mud holes 20 times a day during the same season, dragging the skid plates the whole time.
I could not believe the condition the rear brake was in, the cam still had a coat of clean oil on the whole shaft, cleaned an re grease/oiled everything up for the next four years. I could not believe that little cotton spacer/ k&n pre filter thingy was clean let alone reusable. What is it's designed job? Oiled it up and I'm back in business.
The foot brake lever? Well that is a whole different story. I swear that did not get any assembely grease during the build process. But it is good to go now! :>)
08 Red Foreman 500 FM
26x10&12x12 STI Black Diamond XTR's for winter on STI HD 1
25x 8&10 x12 Kendra Ex's for summer on STI HD 1
Reverse light mod
Third light mod
AL Products Stick guards
Symtec heated thumb and hands
Honda by Moose windshield
Warn ProvantageS 3500lb winch
CC 48" stright plow
CC 60" V-plow
Drop rear basket