Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
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Re: Spidertrax disk brake question
Don't worry about it, and I'll tell you why.
The drum backing plate is not water tight. It allows water to enter thru the hole that the axle goes in. With that design, water, mud and road salt can get in there and sit. On 98% of the real axle we pull, the bearing are rusty, any usually toasted. I've seen it complicated by folks who put silicon on the flange before putting the backing plate on. Then it can't drain at all!
The the disks, be it Spidertrax or the home-grown mod, there is an opening that allows this water and crap to drain out. If you are still concerend, hit it occasionally with a smear of grease.
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