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BMW Motorcycle Brake Drums

If your motorcycle features a drum brake system it's essential to recognize that while it works the same way as a disc brake system, the components involved differ. Put simply, drum brakes slow the rotation of your wheels when brake shoes press onto a cylindrical part -- the drum. Traditional drum brakes have the shoes pressing on the inside, while clasp brakes get their name from the fact that the shoes press on the outside -of the drum -- in effect, clasping it in their grasp.

The Parts of a Motorcycle Drum Brake

We've already discussed the brake drum. It must be made of a cast iron that's both wear- and heat-resistant, in order to stand up to the act of braking. A wheel cylinder operates the brake on the wheel, while two pistons push the shoes against the drum. Hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder pushes the pistons against the shoes. Those brake shoes are typically made from heat-resistant steel. Finally, a backing plate supports and protects the housing from debris while acting as a base for all of the brake components.

How to Spot Bad Brake Drums

Brake drums don't last forever, unfortunately. Signs that yours may be failing include:

  • Strange noises when you brake
  • You notice rust building on the brake parts
  • Your brakes take longer to respond than usual
  • Buy Genuine OEM Brake Drums Online

    If your brake drums need replacing, you’ll want to get the right ones for your motorcycle. BMW Motorrad makes theirs specifically to fit your model, offering the kind of guaranteed compatibility you want. Not sure which type is right for you? Feel free to contact us with any questions. The experts working here in our online parts center are happy to help you complete your repair project on time and on budget, so buy now with confidence!

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    Spoke Wheel With Drum Brake Front
    $785.66
    Part Number: 36311233070
    Options: Front
    Other Names: Wheel More Names
    Spoke Wheel With Drum Brake Rear
    $729.24
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    Options: Rear
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    Options: Rear
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    Options: Rear
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    Part Number: 33111241093
    Description: Only in conjunction with. More Info
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    $1,331.57
    Part Number: 33111241097
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    Cast Rim Silver W Drum Brake Rear - 2.50X18
    $958.99
    Part Number: 36311238092
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Wheel More Names
    Replaces: 36311235604
    Final Drive Drum Brake - I=32:10=3.20
    $1,364.85
    Part Number: 33111241095
    Description: Only in conjunction with. More Info
    Spoke Wheel With Drum Brake Rear - 2.50X17 Mt H2
    $1,007.66
    Part Number: 36312312461
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Wheel More Names
    Final Drive Drum Brake - I=34:11=3.09
    $1,364.85
    Part Number: 33111241096
    Description: Only in conjunction with. More Info
    Brake Shoe Rear Lower
    $83.76
    Part Number: 34212311083
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    Replaces: 34211242597
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    $113.13
    Part Number: 34112311079
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    Replaces: 34111230005
    Brake Shoe, Asbestos-Free, Upper Rear
    $73.72
    Part Number: 34212311080
    Options: Rear
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    Replaces: 34211230264
    Brake Shoe
    $131.29
    Part Number: 34212311014
    Other Names: Drum Brake Shoe More Names
    Replaces: 34212311019, 34212311519
    Brake Shoe, Asbestos-Free, Lower Rear
    $73.72
    Part Number: 34212311081
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Shoe More Names
    Replaces: 34211230265
    Brake Lever
    $140.56
    Part Number: 35211230308
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Lever More Names
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    $94.54
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    $43.75
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    Brake Lever
    $31.25
    Part Number: 35211454601
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Lever More Names
    Rear Brake Cam
    $108.52
    Part Number: 34111230018
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Cam Stud More Names
    Rear Brake Cam
    $32.35
    Part Number: 34112060206
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Cam Stud More Names
    Rear Brake Cam
    $63.63
    Part Number: 35211454837
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Cam Stud More Names
    Replaces: 35211241689
    Rear Brake Cam
    $140.45
    Part Number: 35211230261
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Cam Stud More Names
    Replaces: 35211230260
    Description: *Fg R100RS modell 78/R100S modell 79. More Info
    Rear Brake Cam
    $97.06
    Part Number: 35211454836
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Cam Stud More Names
    Replaces: 35211239076
    Rear Brake Cam
    $108.52
    Part Number: 34111230016
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Cam Stud More Names
    Rear Brake Cam
    $54.35
    Part Number: 34213060216
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Cam Stud More Names
    Rear Brake Cam
    $98.52
    Part Number: 35212310897
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Cam Stud More Names
    Rear Brake Cam
    $83.87
    Part Number: 35211457323
    Options: Rear
    Other Names: Drum Brake Adjusting Cam Stud More Names
    Replaces: 35211454719

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