Routine maintenance is the key to preserving your motorcycle’s longevity. Simple measures like cleaning the brake parts can help your bike last longer and ensure a safer ride. If you’re new to the automotive world, you may not have the knowledge or products to perform a brake cleaning on a motorbike. That’s what we’re here for! Read on for everything you need to know about how to clean your bike’s brakes, including what brake cleaner to use.
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How to Perform Brake Cleaning on a Motorbike
How Often Should You Clean Your Bike’s Brakes?
Brakes are the single-most–important safety feature of any motorcycle. It’s extremely important to keep up with the state of your bike’s brake parts including brake pads, rotors, and brake calipers – just to name a few.
Generally, riders should check their brake pads every 6,000 to 9,000 miles. However, if you regularly over hills or otherwise rough terrain, you will need to check them and clean them, more often. Use your best discretion when it comes to this, but we recommend checking your brake parts at least every 6,000 miles to keep your motorcycle healthy.
Find the Right Brake Cleaner
When it’s time to clean your bike’s brakes, reach for PJ1 Pro Brake Cleaner. This environmentally safe cleaner works by removing harmful contaminants from motorcycle disc or drum brake components by cleaning, degreasing, and evaporating to leave no residue for a clean, dry surface. This cleaner can improve your brake’s overall performance by removing unwanted residue like brake fluid, grease, and oil.
How to Apply PJ1 Pro Brake Cleaner
There are three easy steps to clean your motorbike’s brakes using PJ1 Pro Brake Cleaner:
- Spray brake parts liberally with the product and allow ample time to try
- Repeat step No. 1 for cases with extreme grime buildup
- Inspect brake parts for cracks and wear before reassembling. In some cases, you may need to replace your brake parts.
Keep in mind that while this product does a great job at cleaning brake parts, you can’t use brake parts cleaner on anything. This is because its components are so harsh that it can dissolve less strong materials like plastic, rubber, and painted parts.
PJ1 Can Help with Routine Motorcycle Maintenance
As we stated previously, routine maintenance is key for keeping a safe motorcycle. In our opinion, changing the oil in your motorcycle is the most important maintenance item, along with brake cleaning on a motorbike.
Perform all your own routine maintenance at home with the help of PJ1 Products. Browse our online store to find the product that’s right for your job!