From:Rick Neal
Subject:ST165-Front Brake Problem Date:Mon Jan 18 17:24:08 2016
When I pull the front brake lever in, the brake lever on the brake plate rotates so far it locks up without ever engaging the brake.

I pulled the brake plate off and the brake shoes do not appear worn out, but I don't know what the minimum thickness should be.

Can anyone tell me if there is a minimum break shoe thickness?

Is there a minimum break drum thickness?

Could it possibly be the wrong brake shoes for the break plate?

On a related note, is there an easy (and stable) way to raise the front end to remove the wheel? I used my big Harley motorcycle lift but it did not work very well.