Leading Shoe

Technology / Motorcycle / Leading Shoe: A type of drum brake mechanism. The "leading" brake shoe is applied in the direction of the drum rotation. This can either be a single leading shoe or a double (twin) leading shoe design and refers to the number of cams used to activate the braking force. When you apply the brakes with a single leading shoe, one cam pushes the same side of both brake shoes out to make contact with the brake drum. When you apply the brakes with a twin leading shoe, two cams (one on each end of the brake shoes) push both ends of the brake shoes out to meet the drum and results in stopping force.

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Leading Noun Synonyms: important, influential, chief, prime, cardinal, foremost, paramount, primary
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Leading Shoe

Technology / Motorcycle / Leading Shoe: A type of drum brake mechanism. The "leading" brake shoe is applied in the direction of the drum rotation. This can either be a single leading shoe or a double (twin) leading shoe design and refers to MORE

Leading Note

Entertainment / Music / Leading Note: The seventh note of the scale where there is a strong desire to resolve on the tonic. MORE

Leading Link

Technology / Motorcycle / Leading Link: Front motorcycle suspension design in which the axle is mounted at the front end of two short links that pivot at the bottom of solid forks. The links are sprung to control movement. A long leading-li MORE

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