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hey guys...great site! I tried searching for my answer but didn't find anything. Here's the situation: I just bought a 2000 honda fourtrax 300 4x4. Well there are no brakes working but the guy adjusted some linkage in the rear of bike and there were brakes...temporarily. They went out again when i got the bike home and rode it. I know he adjusted some time of wingnuts on the linkage but i'm not sure what to do?

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New shoes and and new drum is the only way to really solve the problem. If you tighten the wing nut it should tighten up the brakes but if the shoes and drum are bad enough you will get little or no results.

By the way....... Welcome to the forums!!!
 

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thanks for the welcome....Seems the wingnuts and/or linkage is slipping or backing down...is this the brakes/drums causing this? What's the price range for these parts?
 

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Welcome to the forums...... Brakes!? You dont need no stinking Brakes!!!!?? lol
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hey guys...great site! I tried searching for my answer but didn't find anything. Here's the situation: I just bought a 2000 honda fourtrax 300 4x4. Well there are no brakes working but the guy adjusted some linkage in the rear of bike and there were brakes...temporarily. They went out again when i got the bike home and rode it. I know he adjusted some time of wingnuts on the linkage but i'm not sure what to do?

any help would be grateful.
If its a 2000 model i would replace everthimg break related .
 

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wweellccoommee!...No breaks ehh just engine break...lol j/k don’t really do that you will kill your tranny.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Try using an anker , when you need to stop just throw it off the back but you will need to tigh it th something. LOL
 

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Kind of hard to use an engine brake on a gasoline engine...lol but the ancor Idea sounds promising


wweellccoommee!...No breaks ehh just engine break...lol j/k don’t really do that you will kill your tranny.
 

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Kind of hard to use an engine brake on a gasoline engine...lol but the ancor Idea sounds promising
How so?
I use to do it all the time with my accord be4 I swapped trannys. I engine break with the fourtrax every now and then. I engine break with the cbr900 all the time. It also works really well with cars/trucks that have long @ss gears. You have to be careful short geared trannys tho so you don't over rev.
 

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ohh I’m talking about downshifting and engine breaking that way.
 

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Theretically that's the tranny doing the work... if you've ever hear a Semi coming up to a light or sign making the God-aweful noise...that's an engine brake, or Jake Brake. Technical name: Compression release engine Brake which refers to a set of rockers installed in the head of Diesel engines (Semi) when you pull the lever in the cab it opens Exhaust valves in the cylinders dropping compression in each cylinder thus causing the Semi to slow down.
Does that help??


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I use to do it all the time with my accord be4 I swapped trannys. I engine break with the fourtrax every now and then. I engine break with the cbr900 all the time. It also works really well with cars/trucks that have long @ss gears. You have to be careful short geared trannys tho so you don't over rev.
 

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I see what you mean now. That's cool...I had a whole diff. idea of what you mean. Cool that's something new I didn't know...good info!!:D
ohh so I guess what I’m talking about is tranny braking then?
I mean the engine still dose the work but the tranny is taking all the stress..I know it's not good to do it that much. But Iv been told from honda that I can do it on my cbr900 all day long without a prob. I still don't do it all that much tho.
 

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Actually the engine isn't doing any work when you downshift to a lower gear you are merely increasing the engines RPMs due to the Ratio in the tranny so when you down shif in your car or bike the tranny is actually doing the slowing because once you shift up through the gears you are reaching the max RPMs for that gear, same way downshifting.
 

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There is an adjustment on the rear brakes as they are actuated by a cable - your rear brake cable may be stretched out a bit too. If you replace the brake shoes and still do not get enough pull you may want to look at replacing that also they stretch out over time. we have great deals on these brakes on our website www.race-driven.com - fronts are hydraulic so no need to worry about cables there drums can wear down but normally it takes a long time to wear these out probably just need new shoes front and rear and a new rear brake cable
 

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Actually the engine isn't doing any work when you downshift to a lower gear you are merely increasing the engines RPMs due to the Ratio in the tranny so when you down shif in your car or bike the tranny is actually doing the slowing because once you shift up through the gears you are reaching the max RPMs for that gear, same way downshifting.


Ohh I see what you mean. I was looking at it in a totally diff. way. But your way make more sence after you broke it down....lol
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