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Author Topic: Guide to Brakes  (Read 425 times)

StefanN

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Guide to Brakes
« on: 17 January 2021, 02:07:35 pm »
At a builders meet in 2020 we agreed it would be helpful to have some guidelines to brake systems for cyclekarts.  The attached document will, hopefully, provide some help.



Remember:
Always ask if you're not sure.
Test your brakes under a range of conditions and check them regularly
« Last Edit: 21 January 2021, 11:28:38 am by StefanN »

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Re: Guide to Brakes
« Reply #1 on: 14 October 2021, 07:14:09 pm »
One option not mentioned is using the chain sprocket as a brake disc is that something that anyone has used with any success ??.

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Re: Guide to Brakes
« Reply #2 on: 14 October 2021, 07:36:23 pm »
Not a good idea if you use chain lube.

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Re: Guide to Brakes
« Reply #3 on: 14 October 2021, 08:51:36 pm »
Good point ..

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Re: Guide to Brakes
« Reply #4 on: 14 October 2021, 09:28:23 pm »
If you have one wheel doing the braking, make sure you can lock it up, slow the Kart down and stop, an endless number of times. You need to be able to slow down often and for a long trime. heat is the enemy!
We have had our fair share of 'near do's' with inadequate brakes.
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Re: Guide to Brakes
« Reply #5 on: 15 October 2021, 09:18:33 am »
Don't know about anyone else's sproket but...
my chain sprocket is covered in a plastic(ish) substance, don't think it would be gripped
by the brake pads very well.