Brake Parts & Accessories
Brake parts, brake spare parts and accessories for brakes and brake systems on go-karts.
Here you will find all your go-kart brake details, regardless of whether you are looking for brake pads, brake discs, brake hose or brake disc hub, you will find it at Radne. We also have a smart complete brake system of a universal model, which fits well if you are going to build your own go-kart or similar vehicle.
“Routine inspection of the brake system should be part of every track day experience, whether racing or just practice,” says. “I start with the obvious mechanical connections starting with the brake pedal and back to the master cylinder. All pivot points should be checked for excessive wear and be sure the safety restraint (cotter pins, quick pins etc.) are in place. I then check the caliper and disc for all physical connections to the frame and axle. Again, looking for loose caliper or disc bolts and being sure the cotter pins are in place.”
This inspection time is also a good time to check for excessive pad wear and leaks, two of any brake system’s most common problems. “This is a good time to look at the brake pads for unusual wear or any cracking or ‘debonding’ of the friction material from the backing plate. Examine all line connections for any signs of leakage. Follow the brake line back to the master cylinder being sure that at no time are the lines able to contact the track or pinch points on the frame. This could cause a catastrophic failure on track. Once back to the master cylinder, again examine the condition of the fittings and be sure all is dry with no sign of leakage. If all of this is in good condition, there is typically no reason to expect any brake problems.”
In addition to routine inspections for leaks, most brake experts will recommend changing the seals in the master cylinder and caliper during the off-season. “I have always recommended that if the kart is used for a full season of racing, the brake system should be part of the winter maintenance schedule,”. “It would be appropriate to disassemble the system, clean and inspect all the components. I would recommend rebuild kits for both the master cylinder and caliper.
“Brake fluid tends to dry the seals out. As a seal begins to dry out it creates more friction in the bore in which it travels. The friction causes the return travel to slow down. A slower brake return can cause momentary reduction in acceleration out of corners. A leaking seal happens at the end of the cycle not the beginning. If you wait until you have a leaking (bad) seal you have already suffered through weeks if not months of ill performance.”
“The second main reason is dirt and dust. Road grime will cause seals to deteriorate much like brake fluid will. At minimum, maintenance between race meetings should involve pulling off dust covers and flushing dirt and dust out with a quality brake clean solvent on both the masters and calipers. A WD-40 chaser is good to maintain lubrication on the piston bore. Replace all dust covers.”