Techs Articles

  1. Motorcycle Fuses

    Motorcycle FusesMotorcycle fuses protect electrical circuits from damage caused by overloads and surges in faulty wires and components. In theory the fuse should fail and melt well before any damage occurs. Fuses by nature often suffer failure due to age, vibration, and corrosion. It also must be noted that damage can result if a fuse is repeatedly changed rather than a fault repaired. There are many types of fuse which come rated by amp to suit the components in different circuits. Three types are commonly used on motorcycles.Fuse Identification Glass Tube Come in 2 sizes - 25mm and 30mm long. The amp rating is stamped on the metal end plate or printed on an internal card. Commonly used until the 80s. Continental Fuses These small ceramic bullets have a external metal fuse. They are commonly found on 70s and 80s European models. The amp rating is colour coded: 5 Amp: Yellow 8 Amp: White 16 Amp: Red 25 Amp: Blue Blade Fuses These are also known as ATC, ATM, or ATO fuses and

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  2. Ceramic, metallic or organic brake pads?

    What are the pros and cons of ceramic,metallic and organic brake pads?

    It really depends on the type of driving you do. If you drive sanely within the speed limit and not in a mountainous area the organic will do just fine. Metallic brake pads will last longer than organic but they really don’t work better (as far as stopping power) until you’ve got some heat into them from constant stops or slowing after deep grades. Metallic brake pads also have a grinding, “metallic” noise when applied that is kind of disconcerting to some drivers. Ceramic is the best but expensive. If you drive regularly in mountainous areas I would recommend ceramic.

    I am very biased concerning brake pads and the whole braking system. Metallic brake pads grind the ever loving crap from the brake rotors leaving a nasty filthy red / gray / black coating on the expensive aluminum wheels and tires. It’s very difficult to remove this coating.

    Organic pads are by far the cleanest and do no

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  3. How to change motorcycle disc brakes

    If your motorcycle has disc brakes, you will need to change the pads once in a while. It is extremely important that you know what you are doing before you attempt this. Although not the most difficult task in motorcycle maintenance, a careless mistake could cost you your life if the brakes fail. If you are not confident you are following the instructions correctly at any point, stop and take the motorcycle to a mechanic.


    Step one

    Do not attempt this without previous experience. Brakes are one of the most important safety features on your motorcycle. If you are not familiar with motorcycle parts, take your vehicle to a mechanic certified

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  4. How to measure a disc

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  5. What is full-floating disc rotor?

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    What is Full-Floating?Full floating rotors, such as were originally conceived, were designed to reduce the tendency towards thermal stress induced distortion due to uneven thermal expansion under load. Prior to the introduction (by Brembo) of this design, brake rotors in the motorcycle industry were simply round discs bolted solidly to the wheel. You may remember if you’ve been around long enough, the rotors on the early CB750 and Z-1’s were nearly 7mm thick and weighed accordingly. This was in effort to keep them from war

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