The rear brake of the Honda 350 and 360 twin cylinder motorcycle families (CB350, CL350, SL350 K0) + (CB360, CL360, CJ360) are simple and require minimal maintenance. If you are still running old brake shoes that came with your bike, we recommend swapping them out with a fresh set. Sure they kind of work until the friction lining de-laminates or falls off the metal of the shoe body. We have seen this numerous times with old brake shoes. If there is an "HM" mark cast into the aluminum of the shoe body, it indicates that the shoe is the original from the factory. Brake shoes make our short list of top 5 items to change on a bike; make you bike safe and road ready from its decades long dormant sleep.
Please choose between the the two brake shoe options:
To ensure that your bike has all the stopping power it can get, we also advise to change out:
Apply a light coat of brake caliper grease to the shoes' mechanical pivot points for butter smooth operation. Use the grease sparingly and make sure to clean up any excessive grease and keep it away from the friction surfaces. If the surface of your drum is rusty, it will need to be sanded or wire brushed to remove the glaze.