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    My Suzuki Boulevard C50 Lehman Tramp trike conversion (2007, I think) is at the full extent of its park brake cable adjustment.

    I need a new part.

    I am in Canada.

    Any help locating the part much appreciated. 😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Tramp View Post
    My Suzuki Boulevard C50 Lehman Tramp trike conversion (2007, I think) is at the full extent of its park brake cable adjustment.

    I need a new part.

    I am in Canada.

    Any help locating the part much appreciated. 😎
    Helen, Welcome to Trike Talk from West Virginia, USA.

    The Tramp has drum brakes that do occasionally need adjusting at the wheels, usually at 5-10K intervals.

    It sounds like someone might have been adjusting the brake shoes via the parking brake cables and not the proper way.

    My suggestion to you is to have the brakes adjusted properly first before considering a cable replacement.

    1. Back off the parking brake cables (each) about 1 "

    2. Adjust the brake shoes at each wheel (until there is a slight drag at each wheel, press down on the brake pedal several times and check or adjust for a slight drag)

    3. Adjust parking brake so that it applies at the 5th or 6th click on the handle.
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    Thanks for this great, detailed advice. ❤

    It does seem odd this has happened, as the trike only had 3000km on it when I bought it, so it really cannot have had its brakes adjusted many times.

    Given its extremely low previous mileage, (and I have only owned it for one year) I was really surprised when I was told about the patk brake this time.

    Does that prompt any other explanations, or foes that still seem like the most likely scenario?

    Thanks for the consideration of my problem. 🌞

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    Hi Helen. Welcome to trike talk Just check out LEE H. MANN advice, he is the resident expert on Lehman Trikes. The brakes could not be adjusted correctly by the original installer.

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    Hi rhino2 and Avatar.

    Thanks for the welcome. 😎

    I absolutely trust Lee H Mann's advice. He is obviously the expert.

    It is wonderful to have someone with that knowledge and ecperience willing to share it for free. ❤❤❤

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Tramp View Post
    Thanks for this great, detailed advice. ❤

    It does seem odd this has happened, as the trike only had 3000km on it when I bought it, so it really cannot have had its brakes adjusted many times.

    Given its extremely low previous mileage, (and I have only owned it for one year) I was really surprised when I was told about the patk brake this time.

    Does that prompt any other explanations, or foes that still seem like the most likely scenario?

    Thanks for the consideration of my problem. 🌞
    Another thought comes to mind, the original owner could have ridden the trike with the emergency or parking brake lever partially applied causing the shoes to wear prematurely too.
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