did you adjust the brake shoes out in the drums BEFORE you started to bleed brakes ?. if you did not ?, then this is one of your problems, as well as air in the brake lines.
np about not reading . as for locking up ?, you can lock them up from not spinning by hand ?, but when driving ?, you will never lock up drum brakes !. ( least i've never been able too ? ).Thank you all for your help. The part that I was missing was turning the adjusters all the way back out and a few clicks in again. I must have missed that part in my internet search somewhere. ;-)
I do appreciate everyone's help and guidance on this. They are working like a champ now.
I do have one question, should they lock completely up to where I cannot forcefully turn them by hand? I mean, they do lock and they are pretty tight, but if I really try to spin the tire I can move them. One side of me says no, but the other side of me thinks about what they really are, just friction and it would turn a bit if enough pressure was put on them.
*I am sorry I did not check the sticky section, it was late at night and i was frustrated and didn't think to look there. Sorry about that.
yw . practice ..practice !..lol. over 25 years of working on this stuff, takes practice !!..lol.ah ok. just making sure they were adjusted correctly. They seem to stop the bike from going forward which is what i am pretty much aiming for .. lol. I obviously have never worked on brakes before (can you tell? haha!)... i am good at taking things apart, putting things back together correctly is the part I lack.