Z1 parts galore

Z_900_Z1_73_2If you’re lucky enough to own one of these Japanese classics, then you’ll probably appreciate the difficulty in finding spare parts for it which are both of quality and affordable.

The good news for you is that this will no longer be a problem. Wemoto’s latest influx of stock includes tons of Z1 replica and OEM replacement parts. Some are rarer than others, but all of them offer the very best in terms of styling, fit, and performance.

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Motorcycle brake parts guide

Brake parts at Wemoto

One of the problems when purchasing motorcycle brake components is that the choice can be quite daunting. You’ll not only have to choose between a range of brands but between designs, depending on the look and performance you’re after.

You want to make the right selections – and for the right price. Luckily, Wemoto’s ‘Motorcycle brake parts guide‘ is here to help with a ‘brakedown’ or what’s about.

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WRP Street Motorcycle Brake Discs

WRP Motorcycle Brake Disc
Made by Italian racing product specialists WRP, these strong, lightweight and stylish brake discs are now available from Wemoto for a range of popular sport motorcycles.

WRP is a leading Italian racing product specialist: offering a range of braking and racing products, all tested on the track to bring high quality, race specification and performance products to the motorcycle enthusiast.

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WRP Motorcycle Brake Pads

The brake pad made on the track

What sets WRP apart from other brands of brake pad is their extensive development on the race track. WRP has partnered with top racing teams over the years and its braking solutions are designed, tested and developed to meet the challenges demanded at the highest levels of on road and off road racing.

Bradl, winner of 2011 Moto2

Bradl, winner of 2011 Moto2

With this on-going test program and feedback from top racers such as Thomas Luti on the Interwetten Suter in Moto2, Johan Zarco on the Jir Motobi in Moto2, Michel Fabrizio and Ayrton Badovini on the BMW Motorrad Italia WSB team and racing legends such as Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga, the engineers behind WRP are continuously developing new braking compounds for the best performance.

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Banjo Bolt with Bleed Nipple

Banjo Bolt with Bleed Nipple

By making a banjo bolt that you can put the bleed nipple in, you can bypass trying to remove a stuck bleed nipple in your caliper

If you’ve got an older motorcycle you’ve probably been there – you go to bleed your brakes and find instead you break your bleed nipple. Now you’re stuck with the head in your hand and the thread in the caliper.

Bleed nipples, even stainless steel ones, are prone to corrosion. Even if you keep the bleed nipple cover on to keep the wet out, every time you bleed the brakes you’ll be inflicting wear on the head of the bleed nipple when you unscrew it. If your bleed nipple breaks or is resolutely stuck in the caliper, usually you have two choices – attempt to remove it, and risk damaging the caliper, or drill the remaining fragments out, retap the thread and use a bleed nipple one size larger, if you can find one. Either way can become very expensive.

Fortunately, there is a far easier alternative that few people know about.

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