We all know that the brakes are the most important when the vehicle is running, so we have to check and maintain the brakes from time to time, and the disc brakes is one of the key motorcycle parts. So today we will talk about " How To Care For Your Motorcycle’s Disc Brakes"
What is a disc brake?
The disc brake is composed of a brake disc connected to the wheel and a brake caliper on the edge of the disc. The braking principle is that the high-pressure brake oil pushes the brake block to clamp the brake disc to produce a braking effect.
Disc brakes are also known as disc rotor brakes. The disc brakes push the brake calipers through the hydraulic pump and hold the brakes tightly. In order to improve the braking force, according to the F=P*S formula, increasing the braking area is generally adopted， improving the brake contact surface. Besides, lengthening the braking force arm also works, Moreover, there is also a way to increase the pressure by amplifying the pressure of the hydraulic pump, and increasing the diameter of the brake disc to increase the braking torque.
The brake fluid reservoir has a sight glass that allows you to check the fluid level. Make sure the brake fluid level is not lower than the minimum mark. If a top-up is needed, carefully open the lid and fill it up.
2. Bleed The Brakes Periodically
Removing the air trapped inside the hydraulic brake system on your vehicle. To remove the air in your brake system, open up the bleeder screw placed on the caliper and then press the brake lever. It will pressurize the system, letting out the air and some brake fluid as well. The bleeder screw shouldn’t remain open when the brake lever is released or else, it will suck in more air.
3. Keep The Disc Rotors Clean
Check whether there is dirt at the brake caliper. If there is, it should be cleaned to prevent the sediment from causing the brake cylinder and friction pads to be out of position, thereby affecting the braking effect and the life of the braking system.
4. Replace the brake fluid Regularly
Check whether the brake fluid leaks, if it leaks, please wipe the leaked brake fluid, and promptly go to the repair shop to find out the cause and repair it.
5. Check Brake Pads Regularly
Check on pads' health and wear is of paramount importance to keep the braking system in good health. There is an inspection hole in the dust shield on the caliper to help you look at the brake pads inside.