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Brakes

What components for brakes do we sell?

Throttle Addiction sells a variety of motorcycle brake parts including brake calipers, brake pads, brake rotors, brake master cylinders, brake lines, and brake hardware. These parts are available for both Harley Davidson and custom motorcycles. Throttle Addiction offers a range of high-quality brake components from reputable brands such as Performance Machine, GMA, and Lyndall Brakes. With an extensive selection of brake parts, riders can easily upgrade and maintain their motorcycle's braking system for optimal performance and safety on the road.

How does a motorcycle brake caliper work?

A motorcycle brake caliper is responsible for squeezing the brake pads against the brake rotor to slow or stop the motorcycle. When the rider pulls the brake lever, hydraulic pressure forces the caliper piston to move, which in turn applies pressure to the brake pads. The brake pads then make contact with the brake rotor, creating friction and slowing down the motorcycle. The caliper can be found mounted on the fork leg or rear swingarm and can have one or multiple pistons depending on the type of brake system.

What’s the difference between mechanical and hydraulic brakes on a motorcycle?

Mechanical brakes use cables or linkages to activate the brake pads, while hydraulic brakes use fluid pressure to transmit force from the brake lever or pedal to the brake caliper. Hydraulic brakes generally offer better stopping power and more consistent performance than mechanical brakes, but can be more complex to maintain and repair. Mechanical brakes are simpler and often less expensive, but may require more effort to operate and may not provide as much stopping power as hydraulic brakes. 

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