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Posted by Ulrich Hoffmann at July 26. 2017

Can I put a rear brake á la Electra in my Navigator swingarm?

I have a surplus 18 inch rear wheel from my Commando, would only need a brake plate and shoes for it.Same as in the Altlas.

But I guess the Electra swing arm is different?

Re: Navigator rear brake

Posted by Alan Osborn at July 27. 2017
I have no definitive answer but some facts-the wheel/brake should be the same, but I do understand the Commando wheel had an offset. Now the brake plate, I would think that the Electra and Navigator would be the same. The Electra does have another part ie the traditional brake stay bolted between the swinging arm and another plate that sits on the wheel spindle, chances are this is all the same as the Navigator. but not the same as Atlas, 650SS, Mercury, early Commando. Hopefully some facts will come to light eventually.

Re: Navigator rear brake

Posted by peter_holland1 at July 27. 2017

Ulrich,

No.

The Electra has a different, very different, rear swinging arm from the Navigator and Jubilee, which are the same.

No slot on the Electra swinging arm for the rear brake plate.

No brackets on the Electra swinging arm to accept the lower part of the full chain cover.

Bracket mount welded on the Electra swinging arm to attach the forward end of the rear brake torque arm. The torque arm and bracket are Electra features that unfortunately prevent the fully enclosed rear chain option.

The Electra rear brake is not that good anyway. The sheet steel brake plate flexes a lot with the heavily offset brake arm trying to twist , as well as turn, the rear brake spindle/cam.

My advice is to stick with the Navigator rear brake.

Good luck

Peter

Re: Navigator rear brake

Posted by Ulrich Hoffmann at July 27. 2017

Ok, I´ll stick with my Navvi rear brake!

Thanks for the advice.

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