Knowing when to Brake Tradition

You’ve put a lot of miles on your Sportster this season: 7 Charity Rides, The Dragon, you rode to work most days, and even rode to Sturgis. Does it seem harder and harder to bring your bike to a stop? Is there a brake pad upgrade available for your motorcycle? All these are great questions that can be answered with a “Yes”, but there is much more to be considered.  There is no shortage of replacement brake pad manufacturers who are offering everything from OEM style replacement brakes to high performance brakes and everything between.  The terminology related to brakes nowadays can be confusing at best, so we will discuss them briefly and what they offer.  K and G Cycles has a full line up of quality brake parts to fit your needs at a great price.

One of the most common upgrades ceramic pads 23-0186available to today’s motorcyclist is Ceramic pads. These are one of the most affordable and beneficial Brake Pad Upgrades you can perform. An excellent choice for the more aggressive rider, they increase ability but rarely come with an increased purchase price.

    • For moderately aggressive, sport street riding, and off road
    • Advanced ceramic composites ready to withstand higher temperatures than regular Semi-Metallic carbon brake pads
    • HH friction rated compounds deliver excellent feel and modulation.
    • Capable of handling almost any type of riding you throw at them

   In addition to upgrading your brake pads, you might consider replacing your brake fluid too. Contaminants such as dirt and moisture will break down the fluid over time, and now is a good time to flush the lines and  replace it if you are replacing your brake pads Whether your pads are worn out, you want increased performance, or have a track bike, there is a brake pad that will meet your demands at K and G Cycles.