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Shaved brake backing plate

bump5302010-08-10 06:33:16 +0000 #1
I finally got around to shaving my brake backing plate for the rear of my bike.

The first two pics show are from cutting it down with a band saw. The next two after i drilled some holes around the sealing surface to brake the larger pieces off and did some ruff grinding with a 4" grinder. the last pic is after the final shaving. I plan on cleanin it up a lil more and painting it before puttin it on.
tacoma_20022010-08-10 06:35:46 +0000 #2
Sweet!
bump5302010-08-10 06:55:46 +0000 #3
thanks. im really anal about how stuff looks and i finally had to say "good enuf" on this one. by the time i got done, i wulda had to start over on a spare one lmfao
phreebsd2010-08-10 07:18:36 +0000 #4
what does this do?
bump5302010-08-10 08:12:19 +0000 #5
well like most hondas with the drum brakes...THEY SUCK. since they get water in them and eat at the seals and bearings, i just removed the rear brakes all together. shaving the brake backing plate just makes it looks better and reduces drag in the ruts.

u can see in the pics where he cut his down. i just took the extra step to shave mine to make it look better IMO. it also makes a paddle more effective if you have one
phreebsd2010-08-10 07:11:58 +0000 #6
ooh i see now! cool.
bump5302010-08-10 08:40:52 +0000 #7
i finished up my backing plate, and got my brake drum back from extremerancher on HL, and threw some paint on all of it.

i also got my rear diff back together, now its full of grease
tacoma_20022010-08-10 07:09:27 +0000 #8
Lookin' good....

One question tho.

How do you plan on keeping water and mud out of the bearing? The factory enclosure(if sealed up properly) keeps the bearing somewhat dry.
bump5302010-08-10 09:55:31 +0000 #9
there is a seal that goes on the outside of the bearing...im also gonna pump that tube full of grease to help keep water from getting in. ill be sure to take pics to show what im talkin about.
bump5302010-08-10 08:50:41 +0000 #10
heres what it looks like installed. u can see my zerks in my axle tube and my diff
buzz0072010-08-10 11:31:15 +0000 #11
Looks good man! What did Extreme have to do to your drum? Looks like you could have done it yourself.

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