BMW Motorcycle Brake Calipers
Your motorcycle's disc brake system work much like a disc brake system does on a car. Unlike a car's brake system, where your pressing the brake pedal causes all of the brakes to engage at the same time, there are options in terms of how your motorcycle's brakes work. Most motorcycles activate the front and rear brakes independently of each other, though some motorcycles engages both brakes with a handlebar lever. No matter how yours work, though, the brake calipers play a crucial role in stopping the rotation of your wheels.
How Brake Calipers Work
When you engage the brakes by using the handlebar lever or foot pedal, the master cylinder sends an incompressible liquid to pistons in the brake calipers. The building pressure forces the calipers to close brake pads against the brake rotors -- or discs, as some call them. That produces the resistance needed to slow you down.
How to Spot Bad Brake Calipers
Eventually, though, the heat and pressure generated during the act of braking can cause parts to fail. Signs of trouble include:
Where to Find Brake Calipers Online
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, conduct an inspection of your entire braking system. If that indicates that your brake calipers need replacing, do it as quickly as possible BMW Motorrad brake calipers are guaranteed to be compatible with your model, delivering the kind of fit and performance you can trust. Find everything you need for your DIY project right here in our online auto parts catalog. Buy now and we'll ship your order right to your front door!
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