1901-1953 Indian Motorcycle – Parts – Accessories – Service

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  5. 83 – Applying Brake Linings To Brake Shoes

Good brakes and long brake lining life depend on the proper fitting of the linings to the shoes.
HERE ARE A FEW HELPFUL HINTS
When counterboring far rivets, use a 1/41″ drill with the point or end ground to an included angle of 120 degrees
or 60 degree taper each side. For the front wheel linings, drill down until straight portion of drill is just below lining face. On rear wheel linings, drill down until straight portion is 1/16″ below the surface.
NOTE – After July 1, 1938, all brake linings leaving the factory on part orders will be counterbored.
When applying lining to shoes, always start with rivet in the center of the lining and work away from center to both
ends. This insures a proper fit of the lining to the shoe and prevents cracking especially of the rear wheel lining.

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