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D7 front brake cam. To grease, or not to grease ?.
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December 8, 2019 - 4:54 pm
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December 9, 2019 - 3:35 pm
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Hi all,

I have just received and fitted the brake shoes to the front brake plate.

I realised that the existing shoes did not have a chamfer on neither leading or trailing edges, whereas the new ones do.

Hopefully this will aid the braking performance ( providing the leading / trailing edge sequence works okay ).

I have applied the copper grease ( just about see it on the cam ! ).

Also , just for information,  the outer diameter of the pads now measure 5.407 inch ( 137.34 mm). I hope this is sufficient a new pair of shoes.

Finally, I looked on our forum to see if there are torque settings for fixing the fork lower clamp bolts to secure the wheel spindle. 

If not, I will be wary of overtightening them.

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December 9, 2019 - 3:59 pm
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Yes be careful with those bolts and dont do what I did 🤣Screenshot_20191209-155728_Gallery.jpg

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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December 9, 2019 - 5:07 pm
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I'll try not too !!

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