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The overhaul and maintenance of the motorcycle is a procedure that must be performed periodically, especially before long trips. When taking the motorcycle to a reliable workshop, it is possible to check the functioning and efficiency of the entire system, preventing accidents and possible failures while driving.

According to Raulincom Borges da Silva, technical assistance coordinator at TMD Friction do Brasil, each piece has a correct exchange interval and it is essential to pay attention to these details, in addition to signs of wear. “Through a complete diagnosis, it is possible to analyze the functionality of each equipment that makes up the motorcycle, including the entire brake system, and thus identify whether it will be necessary to make repairs or replace parts,” he says.

He check out 4 items of the brake system that cannot be left out of the review:


Brake pads and discs
Brake pads and discs are responsible for generating the necessary friction to brake the motorcycle, so it is necessary that they are checked in the overhaul. The replacement of such parts must occur if they are damaged or worn, as they can present noise, vibration and loss of braking efficiency, impairing the driver’s handling and even causing accidents.

Brake Fluid
The brake fluid is a hygroscopic component, that is, during its useful life it absorbs moisture and loses its characteristics. Through the review it is possible to measure the boiling point of the fluid and even its percentage of water and from this analysis it is possible to find out whether it is necessary to perform the exchange or not. “The brake fluid is valid and therefore needs to be replaced from time to time. It is indicated that the fluid change is done every 10,000 km traveled or a year, whichever comes first ”, says Raulincom.

Cables
It is necessary to pay attention to the conditions of the brake, clutch and accelerator drive cables. They need to be healthy and running freely inside their tubes so that they do not break, in addition to being properly regulated.

Adjustment and adjustment
It is recommended to consult the motorcycle manual to check that there is no play in the brake pedal and lever, it is important that the adjustment is made according to the specifications for safe driving.

ABOUT COBREQ
Cobreq is one of the brands of the TMD Friction group, the largest brake pad manufacturer in the world. The company develops brake linings, shoes and pads covering vehicles from the light, heavy and motorcycle lines. Located in an area of 100 thousand m², in Salto, interior of São Paulo, the factory represents one of the largest units of the TMD Friction group outside Europe. For more information access www.cobreq.com.br .

About the TMD Friction Group
TMD Friction, a group of Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., is a global leader in the manufacture of brake pads for the automotive industry. It also manufactures disc brake pads and drum brake linings for applications in various types of vehicles. Its product portfolio also includes sports brake pads, as well as friction materials for this segment. TMD Friction serves the global spare parts market through the brands Textar, Nisshinbo, Mintex, Don, Pagid and Cobreq, in addition to developing and producing friction coatings for the industry under the Cosid brand. The TMD Friction Group has four manufacturing plants in Germany, as well as other units in Europe, in the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China and Japan. The group has more than 5,000 employees worldwide. For more information access www.tmdfriction.com.