My 1998 Honda Fourtrax, The rear brakes lock up after I use them and I have to ride around for them to unlock. I just had all new brakes put in so I need to know how to adjust them or make them quit doing this.
Whoever put the brakes on, did they clean the shaft that actuates the brake shoes and put grease on the tip where the brake shoes touch the shaft and on the part of the shaft that runs through the backing plate? Also, did they grease the ends of the brakes shoes where they pivot?
Check your brake cable too, it might not be working freely. You adjust the back brakes buy turning the wing nuts at the back brake lever. One wing nut is for the foot brake and the other wing nut is for the left side hand lever. To loosen the brakes, turn the wing nuts counterclockwise. To tighten the brakes and get a better pedal, turn the wing nuts clockwise.
The man that fixed them told me that he cleaned a bunch of sand and mud out of the brakes. He didnt say anything about greasing anything. He told me not to touch the wingnuts in the back so i havent't tried that yet
He might not have greased them. This picture shows where to put grease, but be careful not to get it on the brake shoes. Don't use too much, just a thin layer where it shows. I would make sure the brake cables are working freely, too.