Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > BMW Tech

BMW Tech BMW Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to BMW riders only. Questions comparing which bike is best etc go in the "Which Bike" forum.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Parts & accessories for adventure touring motorcycles including GPS mounts, panniers, luggage, protection, dry bags, camping gear, tools, books & DVDs.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 9 Apr 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Istanbul & Baku
Posts: 560
Thumbs down ! URGENT ?: Rear brake pad spring friction to the rim base problem

Hello all,

I changed tyres of my R80 GS Basic 1996 (rim and tyre is also similar to R100 GS) with new ones. After mounted the rear rim I heard a metal friction sound. Bike was not riding easily as if there is a resistance.

I checked and found that one of the rim mounting bolt was mounted
without its washer/spacer. May be because of this, the bottom spring
with rubber touches to the rim and makes a path there. Rubber has
serious wear and spring has also some wear on it.

I thought I placed the springs wrong. They should mounted face down not
to rim but to final drive unit. I checked the manual and it was correct.

I don't know how to solve this problem. Everything looks normal but the
friction and sound continues.

What happens if I place the springs vice versa/from the bottom side of
the rear pads? Does it solve the problem? I tried it but couldn't mount the springs reverse.

Enclosed you can see the pictures of worn springs together with rubber and the path on the rim base which springs made the friction and caused the problem.

What can be wrong with it?

Best regards,
Attached Thumbnails
! URGENT ?: Rear brake pad spring friction to the rim base problem-rim_01.jpg  

! URGENT ?: Rear brake pad spring friction to the rim base problem-rim_02.jpg  

! URGENT ?: Rear brake pad spring friction to the rim base problem-rim_03.jpg  

__________________
"where the traveller goes, nobody knows ! "
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 9 Apr 2009
Jake's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northumberland, uk
Posts: 725
on the paralever models the springs should be mounted inboard of the shoes eg between the bevelbox and the shoes the rearmost spring has the rubber on it and the damper(rubber)flat side faces the shoe and cam and the bevel side faces towards the wheel. It appears you have mounted them out board of the shoes ie like the earlier models set up thus the reason they are jamming up the rear wheel. I think this is what you said you tried to do it is very awkward but can be done - try mounting the springs into the shoes before placing them onto thefront and rearholder and cam you need to use a lever to prise the shoes apart to fit them in place - it is difficult and an extra pair of hands helps also its worth fitting new springs and you need a new rubber anyway - Hope this helps.

Last edited by adventure950; 9 Apr 2009 at 22:42.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much is a new rear spring for the XT600 Jester Yamaha Tech 4 30 Mar 2009 17:15
Tenere rear spring load? tomwest Yamaha Tech 2 16 Nov 2007 21:02
rear spring supplier in uk? help me please!!!! deebee Yamaha Tech 7 18 Aug 2006 22:43
Recomendations for rear shock and spring Dirtybill Yamaha Tech 2 4 Aug 2006 13:14
Rear Spring rates goodwoodweirdo Yamaha Tech 3 27 Jul 2006 13:22

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

  • South Africa: Nov 13-16
  • Thailand: Jan 9-11, 2015
  • NEW! USA Virginia: Apr 9-12
  • NEW! HUMM Morocco: May 13-16
  • Germany: May 14-17
  • Canada Ontario: Jun 18-21
  • Ireland: June 26-28
  • Colorado: July 17-19 TBC
  • Canada West: Aug 20-23
  • USA California: Sep 24-27
  • Aus Queensland: Sep 24-27
  • USA North Carolina: Oct 8-11
  • Aus Perth: Oct 9-11
  • Germany: Oct 22-25

See all events

 

Latvia to Australia, an inspirational 5 month journey full of unexpected adventures!


Circle to Circle by Brian and Shirley Rix.

Circle to Circle - a journey through the Americas and beyond. by Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix

"Well written, funny and informative."
"Thoroughly entertaining!"
Available NOW from the authors' website!

Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!

Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 00:57.