The following contains information on inspecting brakes
Check Fluid Level.
The level should be at the MAX indicator with New Brake Pads.
With used pads, the level drops.
This is one indicator to determine if brake pads may be needed.
The following requires wheel removal.
|With the wheel removed, you have access to the caliper. Notice the view port in the caliper.|
|This view port is used to look at the brake pads. Hear we see the pads (Yellow Lines) and the rotor (Between the red lines)|
|The rotor is stamped with the minimum usable thickness. This rotor has a Min value of 18.7 MM.|
|Measure the rotor Thickness|
|The rotor needs to be replaced if it is less than the minimum usable thickness.|
Rotherforth ESC Fall 2006