Hayes Hydro Brake Lever Pivot servicing question



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Zeeexsixare

Guest
Hey group... although this newsgroup is usually rife with
idle talk, the occasional ride report, lots of OT, and the
rare challenge/smack talk, I am banking on you guys to know
something about Hayes hydro levers ;) rec.bike.tech is full
of practical people who would have no idea of hydros (as
opposed to mechs).

Anyways, here's my question: I replaced my brake lever
pivots today, and it went very successfully and smoothly.
There are two plastic bushings that go into the upper and
lower part of the big gap spanning where the actual lever
goes. Am I supposed to lube these bushings? They're plastic,
so I'm thinking no, but the consensus is usually to lube
everything.

What about square tapers? Lube? *duck and run*

Thanks, all.

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Phil, Squid-in-Training
 
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Slacker

Guest
ZeeExSixAre wrote:
> Hey group... although this newsgroup is usually rife with
> idle talk, the occasional ride report, lots of OT, and the
> rare challenge/smack talk, I am banking on you guys to
> know something about Hayes hydro levers ;) rec.bike.tech
> is full of practical people who would have no idea of
> hydros (as opposed to mechs).
>
> Anyways, here's my question: I replaced my brake lever
> pivots today, and it went very successfully and smoothly.
> There are two plastic bushings that go into the upper and
> lower part of the big gap spanning where the actual lever
> goes. Am I supposed to lube these bushings? They're
> plastic, so I'm thinking no, but the consensus is usually
> to lube everything.
>
> What about square tapers? Lube? *duck and run*
>
> Thanks, all.
>
>
Lever pin bushings: no lube, just pop them in, and your
good to go.
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Slacker
 
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Michael Paul

Guest
"ZeeExSixAre" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Hey group... although this newsgroup is usually rife with
> idle talk, the occasional ride report, lots of OT, and the
> rare challenge/smack talk, I
am
> banking on you guys to know something about Hayes hydro
> levers ;) rec.bike.tech is full of practical people who
> would have no idea of hydros (as opposed to mechs).
>
> Anyways, here's my question: I replaced my brake lever
> pivots today, and
it
> went very successfully and smoothly. There are two plastic
> bushings that
go
> into the upper and lower part of the big gap spanning
> where the actual
lever
> goes. Am I supposed to lube these bushings? They're
> plastic, so I'm thinking no, but the consensus is usually
> to lube everything.
>
> What about square tapers? Lube? *duck and run*
>
> Thanks, all.
>
> --
> Phil, Squid-in-Training
>
>
>
they're probably nylon or some other reasonably slippery
material thus not requiring any lube. But then, I'm only
guessing. I haven't bothered taking my Hayes levers
apart yet.

Michael
 
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Greg McBride

Guest
Keep the grime and grit out of your brake pads for smooth and consistent
braking. Also protect your rims and pads from damage do to crushed debris
between rim and pad. Check out www.rimsaver.net I am offering FREE SHIPPING
in the US until October. Have fun riding. Greg
"ZeeExSixAre" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Hey group... although this newsgroup is usually rife with
> idle talk, the occasional ride report, lots of OT, and the
> rare challenge/smack talk, I
am
> banking on you guys to know something about Hayes hydro
> levers ;) rec.bike.tech is full of practical people who
> would have no idea of hydros (as opposed to mechs).
>
> Anyways, here's my question: I replaced my brake lever
> pivots today, and
it
> went very successfully and smoothly. There are two plastic
> bushings that
go
> into the upper and lower part of the big gap spanning
> where the actual
lever
> goes. Am I supposed to lube these bushings? They're
> plastic, so I'm thinking no, but the consensus is usually
> to lube everything.
>
> What about square tapers? Lube? *duck and run*
>
> Thanks, all.
>
> --
> Phil, Squid-in-Training
 
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Tcmedara

Guest
Greg McBride <[email protected]> wrote:
> Keep the grime and grit out of your brake pads for smooth
> and consistent braking. Also protect your rims and pads
> from damage do to crushed debris between rim and pad.
> Check out www.rimsaver.net I am offering FREE SHIPPING in
> the US until October. Have fun riding. Greg

1. You top posted, which is just annoying
2. Phil was talking disk, not rim brakes ya maroon
3. SPAM sucks, so go away

Three strikes -- yer outta here (baseball reference for our
non-NA brethren)

Tom
 
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G.T.

Guest
"Greg McBride" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Keep the grime and grit out of your brake pads for smooth
> and consistent braking. Also protect your rims and pads
> from damage do to crushed debris between rim and pad.
> Check out www.rimsaver.net I am offering FREE
SHIPPING
> in the US until October. Have fun riding. Greg
 
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Zeeexsixare

Guest
> Check out www.rimsaver.net I am offering FREE SHIPPING in
> the US until October. Have fun riding. Greg

May your armpits be infested with the power of a
thousand flies.

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Phil, Squid-in-Training
 
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Westie

Guest
ZeeExSixAre wrote:
> Am I supposed to lube these bushings? They're plastic, so
> I'm thinking no, but the consensus is usually to lube
> everything.

No lube.

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Westie (Replace 'invalid' with 'yahoo' when replying.)