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Give your Kawasaki Ridge unwavering stopping power and safety with our extensive selection of brakes and braking accessories, including pads and rotors. Whether you require replacements for everyday wear or seek performance upgrades for intense adventures, we cater to your needs. Our selection includes genuine Kawasaki brake parts renowned for their perfect fit and reliable performance. Additionally, we stock a wide range of high-quality aftermarket options, delivering exceptional stopping power. From sintered metal pads for aggressive riding styles to ceramic pads for quieter operation and reduced fade, explore diverse materials and features to find the ideal match for your riding preferences. Browse our comprehensive collection of Kawasaki Ridge brakes and experience top-notch stopping power.

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Factors To Consider When Shopping For Kawasaki Ridge Brakes

The first step is understanding your riding style and the demands you place on your brakes. Consider factors like:

Riding Style

How often do you ride, and in what conditions? What type of rider are you? If you're a casual rider, opt for standard brakes and replacement pads and rotors, prioritizing longevity and value. You should consider sintered metal pads or upgraded rotors for enhanced stopping power and fade resistance during aggressive riding. Also, a mix of semi-metallic or organic pads will undoubtedly offer a balance of power and control in diverse terrain.

Understanding Brake Types

The two main types are disc and drum brakes.

Disc Brakes: Disc brakes are the primary braking system on most Kawasaki Ridges. They function by squeezing a caliper around a rotating disc (rotor) attached to the wheel hub. This friction slows down the wheel and, ultimately, the vehicle. Disc brakes offer several advantages, including excellent stopping power, better heat dissipation, and a lightweight design.

Drum Brakes: While less common, some older Kawasaki UTVs utilize drum brakes. These operate by pressing brake shoes against the inner surface of a rotating drum (similar to a hollow cylinder) connected to the wheel hub. 

Compatibility and Installation

Ensure the brakes are compatible with your specific Kawasaki Ridge year and model. Consider your experience and comfort level with brake maintenance. If you're unsure, consult a qualified mechanic to help you install new brakes on your Ridge.

Material and Features

Consider the materials the brakes and its parts and accessories are made from. You can choose from ceramic, semi-metallic, or sintered metal, each offering varying levels of stopping power, noise, and wear. For the brake rotor, select from standard steel or performance-oriented options like stainless steel or carbon fiber, impacting heat dissipation and durability. Look for additional features like anti-rattle shims, chamfered edges, or specific brake pad compounds to address specific needs, such as quieter operation or extended lifespan.