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The Best in Brakes, Chains and Sprockets for 2011


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 The Best in Brakes, Chains and Sprockets

Performance Machine 
The PM Differential Bore Brake Caliper increases braking power and feel at the lever by utilizing a smaller piston at the disc entry and a larger piston at the disc exit. The result is more efficient pad-to-disc contact, reduced heat and increased braking power. Combined with their 13-inch full floating rotors, PM says these six-piston direct bolt-on calipers provide the very best braking available. The calipers work with stock or PM master cylinders and are available in polished, chrome or Contrast Cut finish.

Drive Systems USA
The new Superlite X2 series sprocket kits from Drive Systems USA feature a lightened chromoly steel front sprocket, new black CNC machined X2 series lightweight steel rear sprocket, premium D.I.D. X’ring sealed chain cut to length, a rivet style master link and the gearing of your choice. All kits are designed to be the lightest and strongest available. Superlite X2 series rear steel sprockets are only ounces heavier than alloy sprockets and manufactured in the USA.

EBC’s extremely popular range of oversize rotors has become a worldwide No. 1 seller. The Supermoto Rotors have a lightweight, contoured blade profile, a lightweight, forged alloy center hub and a new six-button system. Stainless steel rotor blades and slotted scraper holes help clean pads better and prevent pad pick-up on rotor.

Ultima Products
Ultima’s engineers have come up with a smart dual bracket for the Ultima Four Piston Calipers for FXST models from ‘87 to ‘99 and most custom applications. The bracket fits a 3/4- or 1-inch axle. The brackets are sold individually or as a kit including two Ultima calipers, a dual rear caliper bracket, mounting bolts and shims.

Ride Engineering
Ride Engineering Inc. has added braided steel brake lines to fit all off-road model KTMs. Ride Engineering says the benefit of its brake lines over stock is that the lines are manufactured with rubber boots instead of crimped fittings, keeping them looking straight and new for a much longer period of time.

Vortex now offers more than 100,000 sprocket kit combinations. The new Vortex website utilizes a custom sprocket kit builder that allows you and your customers to enter the year, make, model and desired gearing to determine the correct chain length.

Exile Cycles
Exile Cycles was one of the first to offer a drive-side brake system, and this sprocket/rotor is machined from polished stainless steel available in a 48-tooth and a 50-tooth version. The caliper bears the Exile logo and is available in a polished, chrome or black anodized finish. Kits come with all the necessary mounting hardware and are offered for left- or right-side drive and for ¾- or 1-inch axles. 

Marshall Distributing
Marshall Distributing has introduced its own line of brake pads and chains. Marshall’s fill rates for these brakes averaged over 98 percent in 2010. The brakes come in Standard, Grooved, Metallic, Semi and Full. Their quality solid roller chain is available in Standard, Heavy Duty and Heavy Duty O-Ring to fit a variety of applications.

The Sunstar Works Triplestar Black Anodized Aluminum Rear Sprocket is now available in black for 2011 in 125cc and higher MX applications. Constructed of the same 7075T6 aluminum as Sunstar’s hard anodized aluminum rear MX sprocket with computer-designed weight reduction holes for stability and the lightest weight possible. This sprocket also features Sunstar’s exclusive tooth-valley design, which provides up to 50 percent more chain contact area for the best and smoothest power delivery possible.

Drag Specialties
The quality-driven crew at Drag Specialties developed these O-ring drive chains with riders in mind. These high-performance drive chains get wheels moving and power riders down the road. These 350-size drive chains feature four-point pin riveting, solid bushings and roller and super tough O-ring seals to lock in factory K3 lube and lock out grit. Chains carry an average tensile strength of 9,100 lbs. Built strong and available in natural or chrome finish, with 102 to 120 link variations and connecting link included with each chain.

RK Excel
All Q/A Street Aluminum kits feature RK’s premium, lightweight RX or XW-ring sealed racing chain in either gold or natural finish. In this kit the Ultra-light 7075 T6 Black PTFE coated Vortex aluminum rear sprocket is paired with shot-blasted steel front sprockets. Q/A Kits are geared to increase overall performance and reduce rotating mass, resulting in quicker starts and better performance in every gear without sacrificing normal ride and handling.

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