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    Default 1974 Harley Davidson SS360 aermacchi brake help!

    Hey guys, just shooting in the dark here to see if anyone knows where to get brake shoes for a 74 ss350 aermacchi. Harley made in Italy by AMF. I've looked everywhere and can find some parts but not brake shoes! I took apart the front and found a part number but so far it hasn't helped. The # is HG1-FF-FER. Can anyone help?

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    The brakes are double leading shoe drums in front, single leading in back. They take more effort than a disc, but they really stop the bike. These were the pinnacle of drum brake design. They will fade, but you really have to work at it. Excellent modulation.
    https://www.chuckhawks.com/h-d_aermacchi_sprint.htm

    They sell brake linings: $21.
    44115-74 Brake Lining, NOS, Pair
    44425-68 Linings, Brake, NOS (pair)
    http://armchaircycles.com/aermacchi_parts

    Harley Aermacchi Sprint Front Brake Plate and Brake Pads 44143-61P P1338
    US $54.85
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    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Harley-Aerma...tc0MlP&vxp=mtr

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    Ebay is always the first place I look for OEM Harley parts.........

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    This has been my go-to place for above average brake compounds:
    https://www.vintagebrake.com/

    The TLS drums on Aermacchis can be made to perform very well and the company's singles are awesome motors. IMO thats not surprising since they started in the aircraft industry just like BMW.

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    Pic is a single leading shoe brake, used much more commonly because they cost a few dollars less to produce than one with two brake arms instead of one. They work well enough on light bikes.

    http://victorylibrary.com/brit/2LS-c.htm

    With some study and parts swapping it should be fairly easly to go dual leading shoe. The AHRMA racers do interesting things with Aermacchi singles and seem to be most of that used market.
    Last edited by farmall; 10-30-2019 at 2:42 PM.

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