Drag Specialties premium sintered pads
Manufactured exclusively for Drag Specialties by DP Brakes, the originator of sintered brake pad technology, these premium performance brake pads are said to be dust free, noise free and fade free, offering “superb stopping power even when the pads are cold,” according to Larry Mills, the British manufacturer’s North American Head of Operations.
“DP Brakes were at the forefront of development of sintered metal brake pad formulations right at the start of the technology, and with nearly all motorcycle manufacturers using sintered pads as OE equipment, it makes sense to replace Harley pads with sintered fitments.
“Sintered metal works as well when cold as other pads do when they are hot. Our upgraded high-tech ceramic heat barrier on the back plate stops the heat generated by braking friction from reducing stopping power or causing brake fade by preventing it from transferring into the brake fluid.
“Sintered metal pads aren’t just for performance bikes or heavy loads – our formulation exceeds the stopping power and longevity of OE pads, so they are an economical as well as high braking performance solution for your customers’ bikes.”
DP Brakes’ OEM replacement spec sintered metal brake pads are designed specifically for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. “They are made of a complex mix of metallic powders (to absorb heat), refractory material (to provide friction), friction modifiers (to alter feel), graphites (to minimize rotor wear and eliminate noise), mixed together and pressed to shape using a hydraulic press that is accurate to 0.002in.
“They are then sintered at high temperature and pressured in a vacuum furnace. This state-of-the-art manufacturing process gives friction material properties that are unachievable using lesser sintering processes.”