1901-1953 Indian Motorcycle – Parts – Accessories

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  5. 89 – Dispatch Tow Brakes How to Eliminate Noises

Dispatch Tow models using the 8-1/4″ drum, sometimes develop noise at this point. This noise is caused by vibration of the brake band and can very easily and effectively be eliminated by fitting rubber bushings to the two brake
anchor pin brackets.


These brackets are located, one on either side of the brake lever.


Remove these brackets and drill the anchor pin holes to 23/32″ diameter. ( They are now 1/2″).


Into these holes, press rubber bushings #42240. Then chamfer one end of the brake lever anchor pin through the new
bushing.


Make sure that the brake band is in the center of the drum and does not touch either flange of the drum.


NOTE: – If you have trouble pushing the pin through the rubber bushing, a little water on the pin will make it go
through easier.


Engineer’s drawing of anchor pin bracket attached.

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