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You might have cleaned your bike already for the new season, but have you checked your brake pads?
See how to check your brake pads in this video.

 

How to check your brake pads and brake discs - instructions

CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE BRAKE CALIPER

Clean with compressed air, which gets rid of all the accumulated brake dust.
Do it outside and remember to wear mask and goggles.

 

CHECK FOR BRAKE FLUID LEAKS

Check around the pistons in you caliper and check that the brakes are not binding when you rotate the wheel. The wheel should rotate freely.
If there are leaks or the brakes bind, it is time to refurbish the brake calipers with new pistons, seals, sliding pins, boots etc.


 



 

ENSURE BRAKE FLUIDS HAVE BEEN REPLACED ACCORDING TO RECOMMEND INTERVALS

Brake fluid absorbs water over time, which can lead to brake fade! If the fluid has not been changed for a long time or you ride aggressively,
it is always better to change the fluid more often than risk crashing due to fading.


 


 

CHECK THAT YOUR BRAKE DISCS AND BRAKE PADS ARE NOT WORN OUT

Minimum disc thickness is usually printed or engraved on the brake disc.
If not see your service manual.

If the dics are too worn, we recommend changing the brake pads when you mount new discs. Please contact your local dealer for changing discs and pads.



 

CHECK THE GROOVE PATTERN OF THE BRAKE PADS

If there are no grooves in the brake pad surface use a vernier caliper to measure the brake pad thickness in multiple spots. The friction material height (above the steel backing plate) should be at least 1,5 mm. If the brake pads are worn below the groove pattern, it is time to have your local dealer change them



 

WHEN THE BRAKE PADS AND/OR BRAKE DISCS HAVE BEEN REPLACED

Please remember always to pump the brake lever/pedal a few time until you feel contact before you go riding!

 

We always recommend that you get assistance from an authorised workshop, so you can just

Go ahead and have fun!

 

 

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