Motorcycle Safety Tip – Brake Pads


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BRAKE PADS

It’s nice to ride, but you have to stop, sometimes quickly.

  • How do you know when it’s time to react?
  • Typically you will feel a difference before you see or hear it, just a little bit of feedback or vibration through the system.
  • Worn pads will grind and/or squeak, wear unevenly or just plain wear out.
  • Pad thickness varies but you should definitely keep an eye on any 1/8″ or less.
  • Once a pad wears through it will deteriorate the rotor almost instantly.

Checklist:

  1. Brake pads
  2. Brake fluid (discuss shelve life and proper use of dot 3, 4 and dot 5)
  3. Brake cleaner
  4. Brake bleeder kit

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