Front Brake. (See Fig. 2).

The hand lever should not come up too close to the grip when the brake is fully applied, and as the brake wears it will be found that the lever will move further before full braking power is obtained. Adjustment is then necessary, and is carried out as follows :-

  • Loosen the lock nut below the knurled head of the brake adjuster on the front brake plate
  • Screw up the adjuster until the correct adjustment is obtained.

It is best to have the adjustment set so that the lever is about a full inch away from the grip when the brake is fully applied. When correctly set tighten the lock nut. After adjusting make sure that the brake shoes are not fouling the drum when the lever is released. (The adjuster is on the fork girder on early types).

Fig 14 rear brake adjustment

Rear Brake. (See Fig. 14).

To re-adjust screw the knurled nut further up the brake rod at the rear end until the correct adjustment is obtained. The brake pedal on some MOV and MAC machines can be adjusted for height to suit the rider's individual requirements by altering the setting of the brake pedal stop (see Fig. 13). See that it clears the footrest when the brake is fully applied. After adjusting brakes check wheels to see that brake shoes are not fouling.