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Re: Brakes won't release

To: Andrew Kirk <>
Subject: Re: Brakes won't release
From: Bud Krueger <>
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 17:50:04 -0400

A couple of years ago I trailered home a TD to save it from the 
wrecker's.  It had been sitting outside for a very long time and the 
rear wheels were frozen.  After a lot of frustration I discovered that 
the pinion flange was rusted in place.  Solution was a few days soaking 
in a good penetrating oil spray (Busty) I was able put a hefty pipe 
wrench, with a four foot pipe attached for leverage, onto the flange and 
was gradually able to turn it.  My wheel remover was then able to pull 
the rear drums.  This worked for me, but YMMV.

Bud Krueger
Plymouth, Mass.

Andrew Kirk wrote:

>Hi All:
>    I have just started to restore my 55TF, it has
>been sitting far too long and my son has decided to
>help in the work.  I just found that even with the
>shift in newtral and the hand brake released (been
>that way for years) the rear wheel will not turn.  Any
>sugestions will be gladly accepted.  TIA
> 55 TF1500
>03 S2000
>Work is the curse of the biking classes!!
>Andrew J. Kirk          
>cell 650-224-3527

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