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front brake cable adjuster

on my 44 M20 the front brake cable adjuster hits the front mudguard stay when i adjust it out to take up slack, how should it be positioned in the brake plate
Also the threads in the mount hole for it are almost gone
does anyone have a pic of it, i could just bend the stay but dont really want to
thanks guys

email (option): taybrig@shaw.ca

Re: front brake cable adjuster

Here's mine before I fitted a brake rod kit. They are close, but I assume you have the correct cone shaped spacer between brake plate and fork leg? The tread in mine was completely gone but it worked just as well with the lock-nut/back-nut against the brake plate lug.

If I had to create some clearance? I wouldn't bend the stay, I'd put a shortest required spacer under the lower end of the stay. Ron
M20-259

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Re: front brake cable adjuster

Hi Ron,

Shouldn't the A716 spacer washer be used there. I can't post photos, but have one that I got from somewhere.

Dave

email (option): jeepfinger@blueyonder.co.uk

Re: front brake cable adjuster

Dave Boocock
Hi Ron,

Shouldn't the A716 spacer washer be used there. I can't post photos, but have one that I got from somewhere.

Dave
I'm just off for a ride and will look in to that later. Ron

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Re: front brake cable adjuster

My bike's not at home at the moment to check, but I don't think it has a spacer between the fork leg & brake plate.But everything seems to match up OK.Should I have one?

Re: front brake cable adjuster

I can't find the A176 spacer in the 1939 and 1940 parts list, but it does turn up in the 1944 one. I am wondering when the front brake rod was used,there was no thumb screw adjuster, so not needed? Only an idea.
Oh my mistake, I never said. The spacer is between the mudguard stay and the bottom of the fork leg, where the bolt goes through.

Dave

email (option): jeepfinger@blueyonder.co.uk

Re: front brake cable adjuster

Here's what I think is an original A176 in place.



PS - The BSA 1927-1948 Master Priced List shows A176 as being a plain washer .105" thick.

I'll measure this one tomorrow.

Re: front brake cable adjuster

Ray,
That's it, that is the same photo I have, which I sent to Ron to post for me. I belive the A176 is used in 2 other locations, the toolbox clip, and on later bikes with panniers the top bolts to mudguard.
Dave

email (option): jeepfinger@blueyonder.co.uk

Re: front brake cable adjuster

thanks guys, Ron yes i have the correct spacer between the brake plate and fork, i notice your knurled adjuster is above the stay and mine is below, could be the replacement cable has bigger adjusters but ill add a spacer to the stay bolt
cheers

email (option): taybrig@shaw.ca

Re: front brake cable adjuster

Bob
My bike's not at home at the moment to check, but I don't think it has a spacer between the fork leg & brake plate.But everything seems to match up OK.Should I have one?
Bob I'd be surprised if you haven't got the cone shaped spacer #41!

I haven't checked the parts list for the mudguard stay spacer but Dave and Ray have confirmed it. Drags have them
https://www.draganfly.co.uk/triumph-shop/twin-cylinder/product/31479-distance-washer-stainless-steel/category_pathway-2 Ron

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Re: front brake cable adjuster

Ron
Yes, I've got one of those, & it's on the bike. The front wheel hasn't been out for a couple of years, & with the bike not being here at the moment to check I'd forgotten about it.

Re: front brake cable adjuster

['..could be the replacement cable has bigger adjusters but I'll add a spacer to the stay bolt ...']

I've come across after market adjusters that are too large in diameter to clear the stay, so something worth checking...Ian

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Re: front brake cable adjuster

Kevin, I removed that spacer today and measured it as ID 0.260", OD 0.500" and thickness 0.106" so pretty close to the A176 the BSA parts book shows as ID 0.255" and thickness 0.104" (no OD shown).

Sorry I didn't do that yesterday - I got sidetracked fault-finding a friends non-charging Matchless 350 (if you have ever had the misfortune to work on one of those generators in-situ you will understand why it took up a lot of time). Ray :white_frowning_face:

Re: front brake cable adjuster

thanks very much Ray i will find one that size, i think that the adjuster diameter is bigger than the original but i can make it work now thanks to the help on here:slightly_smiling_face:

email (option): taybrig@shaw.ca

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