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Hi all,

I recently bought this Honda Fourtrax and the PO did not have any hardware on the rear brake cable for the handle brake (left side). The cable was there but not spring, nut or barrel.

So I bought a hardware kit for it on eBay and assembled it tonight. however there is still a good half inch of slack in the brake cable which is causing a no braking situation.

I have adjusted the nut on the handlebar all the way our and the wing nut in back a good bit. Its like my cable is stretched?

So i just wanted to ask you all if you think its possible for the brake cable to stretch a good bit of distance like that. and also can you take a look at the attached picture and tell me if there is anything wrong?

Top cable is handlebar brake.


Thanks for your time,
James
 

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yes the cable could be stretched , it also could be the wrong cable from a newer model that doesn't have the adjustment on the brake lever , could be the brake shoes are worn out -------------- I have seen people slip a socket or a bushing over the brake cable threaded end and then put the wing nut on to take up the slack , you could reindex the brake lever to the cam if the shoes still have pad left
 
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