It might be the brake, it might not. When's the last time you changed the gear oil?
I'm assuming here that you have a drum brake on the back. Try loosening the brake screw all the way and wiggling the tire a little. If it doesn't free up, take the belt cover off try working the clutch bell. Worst case take a wrench to the clutch nut as if you were going to remove it; drum brakes are weak enough that you should be able to override it relatively easily from the clutch bell, and you should be able to get a feel for the drag. If there's a small but spring like return, it could still be the brake (broken spring?), you'll need to take the rear wheel off to check. Else try changing the gear oil, maybe a slight flush with WD40.
If loosening the screw did make a difference but didn't outright fix it, then I'd still take the rear wheel off and see if I can see why. There could be a broken spring or a brake pad issue or some other foreign object jammed up in there.
I loosed the rear nut all the way and it seemed like springs was not pushing the release stick, or whatever it’s called, back into position. I had to tap it with a screwdriver a few times and it loosened up and sprung back into position. Although when I would apply the brake all the way it would lock up again. I lifted up the rubber pad number three (in picture) and sprayed some WD-40 it seemed like the whole mechanism was stiff. I also wiggled the springs and re-positioned them. I then tightened the nut back.
Here are the issues.
Spring number one (in picture) seems to have a kink in it so I may need to replace it. Can I just buy this in HomeDepot, I saw they sell springs. Also the design seems crappy it’s just a bare spring pushing there is no washer or anything is that normal? Spring number two (in picture) is the one that’s doing all the pushing? Can I get a tighter spring so it has more force to push back, or would that make it difficult to brake?
If it's getting stuck after applying brake I'd suggest that your pads might be worn too far.
Here's a visual; have 3 2x4s bungee corded together. When you twist the middle board a little, it pries the other two apart, then let go and the bungees slam the boards back together. But, if you twist to the point of horizontal, the bungees can't close the boards together any more. How manual drum brakes work on scooters is pretty similar; that lever is like the middle 2x4. If the pads are worn enough that you can pull the lever close to 90o, the internal springs will not be able to drive the lever back and may even help keep it stuck in place.
A stronger spring on the outside MIGHT help temporarily, but the root cause needs to be solved. I haven't had good luck with hardware store springs in other scooter applications though.
Post by lhumpolick on Jun 23, 2011 21:54:59 GMT -5
Pull the brake shaft cam that's the part the cable assembly connects to it`mine had a burr on it and caused a accdent when it locked up it kept the brake lever sticking i end up removing it with a dreminal tool
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