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Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • The Gift of Control

    Braking PerformanceBraking® Holiday Gift Rules.

    Still looking for a last-minute gift idea? Give the gift of advanced control and safety.

    Have a rider on your holiday gift list? Is he or she tough to buy for? Give ‘em a brake! Whether you’re giving gifts to a rider or want to help someone pick a rockin’ last-minute gift for you, then it may be time to look at a present that will stop them in their tracks. Every bike and rider can benefit from better braking performance. Advanced, high-tech brake pads and brake discs can not only restore less-than-perfect brake system performance, but can also introduce a whole new level of power, control and safety for everyone from the casual dirt or road rider to the professional racer.

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  • Wear Oh Wear Have my Brakes Gone?

    Brake Components Tips

    Time to Change Your Brake Components

    How long do brakes last? The not so definitive answer is, “it depends.” Mileage and hours really don’t mean much. It all comes down how aggressively the bike is ridden, braking technique and how well each of the brake system components is functioning. That’s why it’s so important to monitor the condition of your brake’s pads and discs. Fortunately, there are three super-simple ways you can gauge wear and maintain top braking performance.

    Here are three simple (but often overlooked) ways to know when it’s time to swap out brake components:

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  • Getting on the Drive Train: Anatomy of a Motorcycle Final Drive System

    Anatomy Driveline

    The motorcycle final drive is perhaps the most often overlooked system, yet it gives us as riders the opportunity to tailor the performance of our machine precisely to our own riding style.

    What’s a drivetrain? And how do I get on board?

    The drivetrain is a series of mechanical components that drive the motorcycle forward, beginning with power creation and ending with delivery of that power to the rear wheel.

    Comprised of the engine that generates power and a transmission that enables the rider to apply that power in a usable way, this “primary drive” system is then connected to the “final drive” that ultimately transfers the spinning muscle from the gear box back to the rear wheel.

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  • New Website: Sunstar-Braking.com

    New Sunstar Braking Website

    Our Journey Begins

    As riders, there’s nothing quite like the rush of a new ride adventure. Whether that’s attacking the track, taming the trails or ruling the road, we hunger for each chance to set out on a new ride.

    With that same excitement, we are about to set out on a new journey with you, diving into the subject we are most passionate about: motorcycles and SXSs/ATVs. This SUNSTAR® / BRAKING® blog marks the beginning of an ongoing trek where, together, we will explore the ins and outs of braking and drive systems to help you boost your machine’s performance.

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  • SUNSTAR® and BRAKING® Unveil New Combined Website

    Sunstar Braking

    SPRINGBORO, Ohio (DECEMBER 6, 2017) — SUNSTAR and BRAKING, recognized as the industry leaders in OEM and aftermarket sprockets, brake discs and more, announces the launch of a new website created for motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle owners to easily fit their machines with the highest grade, OEM/factory specified products. Read more.

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