Parking brake

Checking free play of parking brake lever

The parking brake system is fitted with asbe-stos-free brake pads. The parking brake fitted with asbestos-free brake pads must not be adjusted in such a manner that the pads must "grind free" in operation.

If the parking brake lever can be pulled by more than 4 teeth under moderate pulling force without showing any sign of braking effect, the parking brake must be readjusted.

Adjusting the parking brake

1. Remove rear wheels.

2. Release parking brake lever and push back rear-axle disc until the brake pads rotate freely.

3. If required, slacken adjusting nut at tension jack of parking brake lever far enough to release the tension of the cable.

4. Use a screwdriver to reach through the bore in the brake disc and reset the adjuster until the wheel can no longer be turned. Then turn adjuster back again until the wheel can be rotated freely. Now turn back by two more teeth (loosening). Repeat operation on the other wheel.

5. Tighten parking brake lever by two teeth and turn adjuster nut at tension jack of parking brake lever until both wheels can hardly be rotated manually any more.

6. Release parking brake lever and check if both wheels rotate freely again.

7. Lock adjusting nut at tension jack.

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