• Charles Lytle

Bring Your Brakes To A Showroom Finish....For Free!


What's up guys!

I wanted to do a quick write-up on these bakes for #ProjectBigKorea, my current 2016 KX450F Full Build. Feel free to check out past blog entries regarding this bike.

(@mxrevival on Instagram for more high res photos!)

This technique used in the photos above VERY budget friendly & is a simple way to get your brakes, and several other components looking better-than-new again on the CHEAP or even FREE!

SO MANY WAYS TO BE YOU:

There are so many ways to personalize a bike build. Guys are doing just about everything under the sun these days to craft something different, a new look, a cool trend. And that's great.

But, for the average rider, the time and cost associated with some of these processes may be daunting. Especially when you just want to RIDE!

All you'll need to pull this look of is a few hours of your time and a few cheap tools (that you may already own!)

BRUSH IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT:

So, what do you need to get "The Look"?

-Access to a bench top wire wheel

-Access to a battery operated drill

-A pack of these $6 brushes from Harbor Freight:

https://www.harborfreight.com/wire-wheelcup-brush-set-6-pc-60475.html

If you don't have access to a bench top wire wheel, the drill method will be fine. You'll just spend a bit more time brushing the bling into those brakes. You WON'T however, spend any extra cash!

THE PREP:

Since Project BK is getting a 100% makeover anyway, these systems were already off the bike.

You're going to want to make sure you follow the very minimal prep tips in the video to ensure you don't wheel-off any protective coatings that your brake systems may have on them.

A good example would be the bleeder valve in the video. It has a black finish that was likely applied at the factory to keep the part from corroding. So be mindful of that.

A little extra time goes a long way & keeps money in your pocket. If you trash any of the finishes, rubber boots or grommets, you may find yourself:

-Waiting on new ones in the mail

-Spending more money (not much, but still)

-Not riding a few extra days.

Just throw some tape on it, will ya?!

GET ALL UP IN THAT:

By the time I'm done typing this, adding images & the video below, 13 complete brake systems will have already been restored by riders just like you. Won't you help a ravaged bike too? (tear-jerking music plays in the background)

The numbers are staggering....

Ok, ok I made that shit up, but the results are real....real cheap....real shiny.

So get in there and give it a shot!

THANK YOU GUYS for reading & I sincerely hope you enjoy!

Charles/ MXR

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