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    Front Brake Lining

    Can anyone recommend a source for quality brake lining material, or better yet, brake linings made for the 1948 Harley-Davidson BT front brake. Thanks for any leads.

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    Re: Front Brake Lining

    There was a brief discussion on here a while back, but I think it was in another thread on another subject.
    It had a name and number of a shop that takes your shoes, relines them and arcs, or grinds them to your drum.

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    Re: Front Brake Lining

    https://www.vintagebrake.com/

    This is what they recommended...

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    http://www.scanpac.com/material_recommendation/

    More info that you would ever want to know about friction lining materials!

    Gene

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    Re: Front Brake Lining

    What is the purpose of this fitting ? Thanks


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    Re: Front Brake Lining

    Grease relief so it doesn't push grease into the brake

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    Re: Front Brake Lining

    I have a pair that I have been lugging around for 40 yrs. Trouble is , I'm not sure if they are for a Sportster or Panhead. Get me some measurements, your welcome to them.

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    Re: Front Brake Lining

    Quote Originally Posted by duffeycycles View Post
    Grease relief so it doesn't push grease into the brake
    Thanks, Roger. Is there any threat of dirt, and grit contaminating the grease? I guess the excess grease would block the hole and make contamination a mute point. . . . Thanks again.

  9. Re: Front Brake Lining

    Eric, Roger is correct, a grease, or oil drain tube depending on what type grease you use. Indian had a drain hole too, god idea. Note that when assembled, it is at the low point of the backing plate. I built up my 31 Chief wheels, greased them and stood them up in a corner for later use. Over time, the grease actually produced a lot of oil, which ran out the hole. It is good to have there and clear as any excess grease can get pushed out if over greasing the hub, or when it turns to oil, the oil will drain out, otherwise it will grease the brake linings. If that happens, well at least the brakes won't squeal, but you might!

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