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Hi, the mp3 parking brake is not holding the scooter on a hill very well.
What bolt do I need to tighten for it to become stronger?
Thank you
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Dave98vid wrote:
Hi, the mp3 parking brake is not holding the scooter on a hill very well.
What bolt do I need to tighten for it to become stronger?
Thank you
In the picture below, hold the thread circled in blue steady (thin pliers on the end flats will do), and undo the locknut (red circle) a turn or two. Then tighten up the thread into the brake mechanism, until it stops. Now undo it a quarter-turn. Do up the locknut.

This takes care of wear on the handbrake pads, which only happens when you start riding without releasing it. Go more than a few metres and you wear the already thin lining down to nothing.

I'm afraid I'm guilty of doing that many times when I had my Fuoco - went through several sets of pads!
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Mine was getting loose (wouldn't hold on a slope). I was able to adjust at the end of the cable to snug it up a bit. Looks like yours has already run out of adjustment at that spot.
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That cable adjustment is only to compensate for a stretched cable, not really for worn pads. Adjusting the mechanical caliper is the best way.
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