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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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? for racers - brake fade?

Never having been on a track, brake fade hasn't been an issue for me. Do brakes fade because of heat in the pads & rotor, or because of heat in the caliper & fluid?
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Both and you can feel the difference. One feels like a new pair of pads, the feel is good, but the stopping power isnt there. The other is spongy.



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upgrading the pads as well as swapping out the brake fluis (front and rear) to a better/higher quality brake fluid should/will help resolve brake fade under extreme braking coonditions.

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On the brake fluids, I picked up a tip from a sports car forum for easing the "know" about when to stop with brake fluid changes. Use two different colored brake fluids to alternate. One is Super Blue, which is blue, and the other is.... Spectro Gold, maybe

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On the brake fluids, I picked up a tip from a sports car forum for easing the "know" about when to stop with brake fluid changes. Use two different colored brake fluids to alternate. One is Super Blue, which is blue, and the other is.... Spectro Gold, maybe
yes sir, only ate super blue brake fluid in my bike (previous bikes), and all my cars. they also have a ate super blue brake fluid that is red.

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So have the new high-boiling point fluids eliminated fluid boiling as a cause of fading?
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So have the new high-boiling point fluids eliminated fluid boiling as a cause of fading?
I dont think its something you can eliminate, just postpone



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Yeah, you can't avoid it completely when you are breaking hard and a lot. Remember, those drag cars use carbon pads and get red after slowing down from 300+mph in just a few seconds. That's got to be a couple thousand degrees to do that...
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I dont think its something you can eliminate, just postpone
If the brake fluid & calipers were cooled, would it make a difference?
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wouldn't be worth it. Braking generates so much heat because so much force and work is involved.
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