Hayes Hydro Brake Lever Pivot servicing question



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ZeeExSixAre

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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


You spamming, top-posting ****ing moron. He was talking about disc brakes.
 
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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
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