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I bought a 2002 XR200R for my girlfriend at the end of last year. She's only been riding for about six months and moved up to the XR from a TT-R125. I can't believe how crappy the brakes are on the XR.🤣 I took apart the front brake, sanded the shoes and the drum, made sure everything is clean and the pivot is (lightly) greased. It helped a little but not much. Would switching to a different brand of shoes (EBC) improve the braking? What was Honda thinking putting brakes and suspension like this on a "modern" dirt bike? 👍

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Drum brakes is drum brakes. But the XR200 drum brakes are good as far as drum brakes go so I'm puzzled by your problems. They don't provide two finger lockup like disc but they will lock the front wheel on dirt or pavement. Two potential problems; the cable, and as you asked the shoes. Honda shoes work very well as do EBC metallic.

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