Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM K9 09 Mounting Bolt - Front Disc - OEM
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Motorcycle Disc brakes : what they are, how they work and how to fit them...
The disc brake is a wheel brake which works by stopping the motorcycle wheel from rotating using friction. The friction is caused by pushing the brake pads against the brake discs hydraulically, using a set of calipers. The brake disc is connected to the wheel and/or the axle and this friction causes the wheel to slow down or stop by converting the motion (or kinetic energy) to heat. Disc brakes first appeared in 1962 but have evolved and become more sophisticated since then.
There are several different types of disc brakes available now:
Drilled or Slotted Discs:
These are disc brakes with holes or slots drilled into them. This serves several purposes, the holes let the rainwater through them more easily so that the brake discs don't get so slippery when it's wet. They also cool more quickly helping the efficiency of the brakes by preventing overheating. Slots machined in the disc aid the removal of dust and oil residue and help to deglaze the brake discs so that they are less slippery.
REPLACE YOUR DISKS AND PADS
DONT JUST READ ABOUT HOW TO DO IT,
The complete guide to checking, replacing and upgrading your brake disks and pads. Professionally filmed in our studio, Nick Hine shows you exactly how to do each job - with clear, close-up shots, tips, advice and techniques that enable you to get a professional finish - even if you have no experience.
All DVDs start and end with the bike on the ground, They don't miss out any steps and always use standard home garage tools where possible and show you how to make your own special tools where necessary. We explain why you need to do each task and try to give you a good understanding of the principles behind each job.
THIS COMPREHENSIVE 41 MINUTE DVD SHOWS YOU HOW TO
- Accurately check your disks and pads for wear
- Safely jack and support your bike
- Choose the correct new brake components
- Remove the wheels, calipers, disks and pads correctly
- Fit new disks correctly
- Clean and un-seize stuck calipers
- Maintain the pins on sliding calipers
- Fit new pads
- Rebuild your bike
- Bed your brakes in safely