Well, I can say, I've been runing my 16/6 for about 2 yrs with minimal brakes, basically the steel band is all I have.
I was going to actually pull rear and change it out and do a tutorial write up a few weeks ago, but it go really cold the day I was going to do it and went by the way side.
With that said, I have pulled the rear out of my ST16 I am restoring and it can be a job. I pulled it with the rear hitch plate attached which I thought was easier, but there are two bolts up on top in front of seat mount that can be a bear to get to, the nuts on the back side require you to have small hands and be a contortionist to get to.
Let me think.....
*remove shifter knob
*2 bolts under seat
*brake rod up front disconnected from pedal
*high/low shifter rod disconnect from rear end under back seat- this one can be a bear too.
-Remove cotter key off shaft in rearend
*drive belt- slide off motor first or once rear is out, slide rear forward, then remove belt keeper off *tranny and remove.
*unbolt Ebrake lever off left side. ( make sure it gets lined up as tranny is sliding back up in, bear to
*3 bolts on each side inside/under fenders.
*Then deal with brake band once rear is out.
There I think that is about it, took me maybe an hour and half getting rear back up in and bolted in. Those upper two bolts by shifter/seat are a bear, did I say that already? I would say allow easily 3 hours, maybe four if you need a few throw the tools/punch the wall mental break.
I already have a spare brake band ready to go, cleaned up and new pad glued in place. Once I do it, I will be able to just unbolt, replace, then throw rear back in.
I highly recommend changing rear end oil while it's out, sooooo much easier when you tip it up!!!!!
Edited by TAHOE, December 19, 2013 - 03:30 PM.