Check your hub nuts
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Rat 2003 Stella 2T; 1979 P125x (in pieces, out for paint)
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 302
Location: Madtown
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:29 am quote
and don't forget the cotter pin.

I had the scoot lying against the mulch pile last night to check for a hub seal leak; the rear brake had lost its friction and I was sliding for a mile.

Turns out the hub nut (which I had torqued up properly last year) had loosened to finger-tight. The weird nut cap thing and the pin prevented disaster.

A can of brake parts cleaner and a new hub seal (and a proper torquing) put me back on the road.
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79 P200E, 62 Allstate, 2008 Stella
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2087
Location: Florence, OR
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:34 am quote
Good reminder - thanks! And I'm glad you found it before it found you...
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