650 - getting it running part 6: rear brake and tire
I was surpised when I first moved the bike after 4 years of sitting that the rear brake did not work. The drum brake on the 650 is about as simple as it comes. I had to take the rear wheel off anyways to get a replacement tire. While I had it off I checked the status of the brake shoes and drum. The shoes were worn past the recommended level. This is the perfect time to replace them while the wheel is off already.