just fitted a pair of chinese levers £15.88 ! quite pleased
This is soooo important, I was at Cadwell park a year or 2 ago and a young lad on an R6 all nicely blinged up complete with new ebay special brake levers had his front brake come on as he was entering the gooseneck, needless to say he and the bike made the exit but separately.I've used similar on a few different bikes now Albie, you won't have any problems I don't think. Maybe if I remember correctly I once had to give the wee pushrod a tickle with a file to get the free play I wanted but that's it. (be sure to have free play or the fluid can't return) I'm sure you know but just saying for others.
That's nothing to do with the price of the item !This is soooo important, I was at Cadwell park a year or 2 ago and a young lad on an R6 all nicely blinged up complete with new ebay special brake levers had his front brake come on as he was entering the gooseneck, needless to say he and the bike made the exit but separately.
His braking for Park Corner, had heated things up enough that the brake had not fully released as he went round Chris Curve getting hotter and hotter until everything expanded enough to put the brake full on at the Gooseneck. When the marshals picked the bike up the front wheel was solid. It freed off when everything cooled down again. I have never used cheap brake levers since seeing this!!!
Probably, but if it's an easy fix it's not worth the hassle. I suppose the same could be said for Chinese stuff, they would respond well to feed back if their product needed a tweak here and there.I'm sure if you'd brought that to the attention of Performance Parts they would have done something about it. To expect customers to modify brake components so they operate safely is beyond belief!!
No, probably not but maybe. There's good and bad everywhere.It's all very well for someone who knows what they are doing or has experienced these sort of things before but if the average guy, or gal for that matter, buys these things and thinks they are just plug and play and it all goes pear shaped do you think the vendor in China is going to give a [email protected]@K!!
Agreed, I'm still trying to stretch my cash as far as possible, nowadays it does stretch further than the good old days and the base point is much higher though.Maybe my view is slightly biased from selling Chinese manufactured motorcycles and also a misspent youth trying to run Motorbikes and cars on apprentice wages. I've fitted cheap tyres, brake pads, chains you name it, purely because I was trying to get my money to stretch as far as possible. However the number of times this bit me on the arse you wouldn't believe (or maybe you would!) so I'm a great advocate of fitting OE where your life may depend on it. Just my opinion!!
High quality replacement parts are excluded from the last statement LOL.
Funny that as a member on UK Monster forum bought some expensive ASV ones for his 696 or something and the clutch is staying on. Mechanics checked them and are a fault in design as keep the clutch in a bit causing slippage. ASV of course didn't want to know and said nothing wrong with their design or size of holes which was/is the fault.That's nothing to do with the price of the item !
That was down to badly fitted parts and lack of knowledge, I've had to slightly modify expensive (ASV)ones that a snobby customer (friend) bought and asked me to fit.
The friend in question actually said to me that he wouldn't fit shyte to his bike. A fool and his money are easily parted, they say.
Don't just let the brakes cool down and free off. The pads sitting clamped to a red hot disc is likely to warp them, open a bleed nipple to let the pressure out.
I wouldn't be surprised if most of our 'Italian' Scramblers are made in China.