Honda TRX Forum   Honda TRX Forums Header Right

Go Back   Honda TRX ATV Forum > Honda TRX Tech Garage > Maintenance / Important Information

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-20-2010, 01:10 PM
Junior Member
My Ride: 350 Rancher/500 Foreman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My ATV: 350 Rancher/500 Foreman
Member #531
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 11
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View JimC's Photo Gallery(0)
Default Adjusting front brakes Rancher 350 2002

There is to much play in the right brake lever so I tried adjusting the front brakes through the window, but couldn't get the adjuster to move. Removed the brake drum so I could see more clearly. At most the adjuster would only move a 1/4 of a turn which didn't appear to be enough adjustment. The lining is within the acceptable thickness. I'm not sure if the adjuster is faulty or if there is something else I am missing. Any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-21-2010, 09:00 PM
Helmut's Avatar
Member
My Ride: Foreman 400/Grizzly 660
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My ATV: Foreman 400/Grizzly 660
Member #407
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
View Helmut's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

Your adjusters should turn more than 1/4 turn. You will need to spray the adjusters with penetrating oil and disassemble them. You may have to clamp them in a vise and use a torch to heat them before you can get the adjuster wheel completely free of the threaded part. When you get them apart, wire brush them and put a little brake lube on the threads. If you can't get them apart, you will have to buy new adjusters. They can be a PITA.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Helmut For This Useful Post:
JimC (09-23-2010)
  #3  
Old 09-23-2010, 11:28 AM
Junior Member
My Ride: 350 Rancher/500 Foreman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My ATV: 350 Rancher/500 Foreman
Member #531
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 11
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View JimC's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

I took the wheel cylinders off and as you thought they were corroded. I wasn't able to get the adjuster and the threaded part to break lose. They one adjuster was so corroded that it won't even come out of the wheel cylinder. I am soaking them but have ordered new parts. I haven't looked at the left side, I'm imagining more of the same. Thanks for your clear explanations.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-23-2010, 11:43 PM
mud99's Avatar
Super Moderator
My Ride: 250R Wicked Fast
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Family man
My ATV: 250R Wicked Fast
Member #80
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: East
Posts: 708
Thanks: 6
Thanked 77 Times in 67 Posts
View mud99's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

Welcome to the forums JimC
__________________

www.bbnradio.org

Happily married with 4 kids
My wallet
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-30-2010, 11:36 AM
Junior Member
My Ride: 350 Rancher/500 Foreman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My ATV: 350 Rancher/500 Foreman
Member #531
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 11
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View JimC's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

Glad there are forums around like this. They are very helpful. As I learn more hope to be a contributor. I was finally able to break the adjusters apart on the right front. I soaked them for a couple of days in kerosene and then heated them with a torch and soaked them with penetreting oil. I used Never Seize to keep the problem from coming back. I took the right drum off and everything on that side worked smoothly. Appreciate the help.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-21-2011, 03:31 AM
Junior Member
My Ride: foreman fw 400
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My ATV: foreman fw 400
Member #1184
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: bc
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View Phil A. Bowl's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

HI all! I did this and added new pads,but still have lots of play. what is the next step. Bleeding? any good links to a step by step? Oh ya I have a 2001 honda foreman fw 400
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-24-2012, 12:12 AM
Junior Member
My Ride: No Ride Entered
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My ATV: No Ride Entered
Member #1249
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View jhnharvy773's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

Quote: Originally Posted by JimC View Post
I took the wheel cylinder off and as you thought they were corroded. I wasn't able to get the adjuster and the threaded part to break lose. They one adjuster was so corroded that it won't even come out of the wheel cylinder. I am soaking them but have ordered new parts. I haven't looked at the left side, I'm imagining more of the same. Thanks for your clear explanations.

how to get off the wheel cylinder on a car? i really need to remove mine. im glad that i saw this forum.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-24-2012, 04:23 PM
Junior Member
My Ride: 04 Honda 400EX-YELLOW
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My ATV: 04 Honda 400EX-YELLOW
Member #1937
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: louisville, Ky
Posts: 16
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View bsmith's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

When using anti-seize, keep in mind that it does not have a high tolerance for heat, and water will wash it off too. I have been in the automotive industry for 16 years, and have seen many cars come in with that stuff all over brake parts, it is pointless to use on a cars brakes. On a four wheeler there isnt much heat on the brakes unless you are an aggresive driver, so it shouldnt be a big deal. You still have the issue with water. If you ride like I do, you dont go around water, you go through it. The best thing to use is a silicone paste. Silicone will with stand alot of heat, and water will not wash it away like anti-seize. It is best if you put a thin layer of silicone paste on ALL moving parts of the brakes. Adjusters, the backing plate where the shoes rides, etc. Be careful, and DO NOT get silicone on the pad, or shoe lining. It can cause horrible noises when applying the brakes.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-24-2012, 04:30 PM
Junior Member
My Ride: 04 Honda 400EX-YELLOW
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My ATV: 04 Honda 400EX-YELLOW
Member #1937
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: louisville, Ky
Posts: 16
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View bsmith's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

Quote: Originally Posted by jhnharvy773 View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by JimC View Post
I took the wheel cylinder off and as you thought they were corroded. I wasn't able to get the adjuster and the threaded part to break lose. They one adjuster was so corroded that it won't even come out of the wheel cylinder. I am soaking them but have ordered new parts. I haven't looked at the left side, I'm imagining more of the same. Thanks for your clear explanations.

how to get off the wheel cylinder on a car? i really need to remove mine. im glad that i saw this forum.
On the backside of the backing plate, there will be two bolts,(dependin on the car, some have clips) and the brake line. Remove them, then the wheel cylinders will pop out of the hole they sit in. My advice to you is, if you have to ask this question, pay someone who has done it before to do it. Brakes are a simple system, but it is VERY easy to mess them up....especially if you are going to open the system and let air into it like you will if you remove the wheel cylinders. If you do choose to tackle it, make sure you use a good brand of line wrench on the brake line to make sure they dont get rounded off. They can be hard to get off sometimes, and cheaper tools like Craftsman, or husky can stretch, and round it off.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-26-2012, 05:52 PM
Super Moderator
My Ride: Whatever is handy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My ATV: Whatever is handy
Member #1005
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 1,114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 126 Times in 123 Posts
View Here 2 help's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

Quote: Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
When using anti-seize, keep in mind that it does not have a high tolerance for heat, and water will wash it off too. I have been in the automotive industry for 16 years, and have seen many cars come in with that stuff all over brake parts, it is pointless to use on a cars brakes. On a four wheeler there isnt much heat on the brakes unless you are an aggresive driver, so it shouldnt be a big deal. You still have the issue with water. If you ride like I do, you dont go around water, you go through it. The best thing to use is a silicone paste. Silicone will with stand alot of heat, and water will not wash it away like anti-seize. It is best if you put a thin layer of silicone paste on ALL moving parts of the brakes. Adjusters, the backing plate where the shoes rides, etc. Be careful, and DO NOT get silicone on the pad, or shoe lining. It can cause horrible noises when applying the brakes.
I have been in the motorcycle industry repair business for over 30 years. I use Permatex Anti-Seize on brake parts (not the Copper or Nickel compounds) and to quote from their website:

Permatex® Anti-Seize Lubricant
A highly refined blend of aluminum, copper and graphite lubricants. Use during assembly to prevent galling, corrosion and seizing and to assure easier disassembly. Temperature range: -60°F to 1600°F (-51°Cto 871°C). Salt, corrosion and moisture resistant – ideal for marine use. Non-aerosol version meets Mil Spec #907E. Aerosol - Level 3*

It works very well for the application which is the subject of this thread.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda TRX ATV Forum > Honda TRX Tech Garage > Maintenance / Important Information


Search tags for this page
ajust brakes 2002 honda 350 atv
,

honda atv front brake adjustment

,
honda rancher 350 adjusting the front brakes
,

honda rancher 350 front brake adjustment

,

honda rancher brake adjustment

,

honda rancher front brake adjustment

,
how to adjust brakes on honda rancher
,
how to adjust front brakes on a 2000 trx350tm honda rancher
,
how to adjust front brakes on atv
,

how to adjust front brakes on honda rancher

Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Discount Tire
» MotoSport.com
Save 25% On OEM ATV Parts At MotoSport.com!

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.