Difference between car brake lining and motorcycle brake lining

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Michael Steinmann
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Difference between car brake lining and motorcycle brake lining

Post by Michael Steinmann » Tue 24. Apr 2018, 17:38

Can some one please explain what the difference between both is?
I once had an “old school” drum brake workshop in my area that told me guys who machine and re-line car drums will not do this correct to our drums as these are different jobs.
Unfortunately they don’t exist any more.
I'm asking as I would like to know if It is ok to give the job to a "car" workshop (or are there maybe kits that includes rivets and so for self re-lining?).
Thanks.

yjr32
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Re: Difference between car brake lining and motorcycle brake lining

Post by yjr32 » Wed 23. Jan 2019, 04:21

There is no difference in the quality of brake linings/brake pads as used on cars or motorcycles. If there is any quality improvement in the material it applies to both.

Janardhana Rao.

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