We have increased the range of EBC X Series front discs we stock. We now have them for Triumph Daytona 675 as well as the Tiger 800, 1050 and the latest Speed Triple. These discs are lighter and better quality than most others on the market and using the unique square drive button system to mount the outer rotor to the alloy hub will give you miles and miles of dependable braking.
We have started stocking the EBC Contour Rear Discs for a wide range of motorcycles. Stunning looks, less weight, more pad material dispersal and a high friction stainless steel all equal high performance and great value for money. Remember to always use new pads when fitting new discs to your bike.
At some point every bike will wear out its discs. Wether that is due to wear limits being breached due to high mileage or maybe your brake pads have been binding and your discs have warped. These are the 2 main reasons for needing replacements. Some other reasons may be excessive disc float where the alloy hub becomes damaged where the outer rotor sits on bobbins and the pressure becomes too much for the alloy hub and it deforms. Some discs are designed to have a bit of float (Brembo) but most dont.
When fitting your new discs some things need to be taken into account. It is important to make sure you use new brake pads as your old ones will be worn to the shape of the old discs and they will not give 100% contact with the new disc. Also, the calipers need to be in good order with nice free moving pistons and if your bike has sliding calipers these need to be free moving also.
Something many people dont think about it the surface the disc is to be mounted to. Corrosion can build up in this area and it is important to clean it up before you install your new discs otherwise you are not mounting them to a flat surface, even a small amount of corrosion can cause problems.
New EBC discs need to be run in for a couple of hundred miles.
Over the last year or so EBC have been supplying their new X and XC discs as a replacement for the old pro-lites. As the stocks of pro-lites runs down they are replaced with the new design. Pretty much eveyrthing now will be supplied in the new style.
The new design has 2 major improvements over the old ones in that they are much lighter and they have the new square drive button design which not only allows the use of less mounting points for the outer rotor but it also reduces the pressure placed on the alloy hub when braking so these discs will last much longer than any stock set of discs.
As always EBC use stainless steel rotors and anodised alloy bubs.
The new disc is available in a round style (X) and wavy contour style (XC)
After a bit of hassle last year with the fitment lists we now have a list that is correct. The EBC SRK clutch kits include friction plates, steel drive plates and a set of springs. One of the most important things you need with a clutch apart from the obvious is called stack height. This is the overall height of all the clutch plates as a set. If your stack height is wrong then the clutch will not be working at its optimum. This effects some bikes worse than others but it important anyway.
The Motorcycle Road and Race web site is being updated at the moment with all the bikes that EBC make kits for. Always make sure you either get someone qualified to remove and install your clutch or consult a workshop manual.
Over the past year or so EBC have been phasing out the old birdswing pattern on their pro lite discs in favour of a universal pattern. The main reason they are doing this is so that the discs will no longer be sided left and right. One improvement over the old discs is the new square drive system for mounting the stainless rotors to the hubs. This clever new system rivetts the 2 parts together increasing the life of the disc significantly, the flat side of the rivett spreading the load when braking which greatly reduces wear to the alloy hub. Another benefit of the new design means that EBC have been able to reduce the number of rivetts that hold the rotor to the hub reducing weight which in turn benefits the handling of the bike by reducing unsprung weight. Well done EBC.
Many different materials have been used over the years to improve motorcycle brake pad performance. And whilst the organic brake pad materials are kinder to the metal of the disc it is the metal sintered brake pads that tend to give better stopping power. Metal sintered brake pads can and usually do wear out the disc rotors slightly quicker than the softer materials but the difference is not great and most people would rather have the extra stopping power. Racing motorcycles tend to benefit from using different compounds of brake pads to allow for the extra and consistently higher temperatures that occur on the race track. It is also very important when fitting brake pads that the brake calliper pistons are free moving and the seals are leak free and in good order, another consideration is that the pins the brake pads slide on are smooth and lightly lubricated with a copper grease. Brake squeal can occur when dust produced by the pad builds up in the brake calliper and disc, this can be cleaned using solvent brake cleaner.
EBC now have a range of complete clutch kits for a wide range of bikes. The kits include friction plates, steel drive plates and a set of springs (or a diapragm spring if required). This is a matched kit with the correct stack height so you can be sure it will perform pefectly.
As always MCRR is offering you these kits with 15% discount off retail.