Piston 'ceramic type' Inserts

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Piston 'ceramic type' Inserts

Post by julesfay » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:04 pm

What are 'ceramic type' inserts in the pistons for?
Mine are crumbling and I cannot find any replacement inserts or complete with piston housing, are they needed as they stand slightly proud of the end of the metal part of the piston?

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Re: Piston 'ceramic type' Inserts

Post by banner001 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:59 am

its not an insert per se, but a physical part of the piston.

you have two options, if available for the year of bike buy OEM from a kawasaki dealer, or buy the non-OEM ones off ebay/wemoto etc... they work perfectly fine and are easier to remove for repair as you can use standard brake piston pullers to remove them.
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Re: Piston 'ceramic type' Inserts

Post by Tirpitz » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:07 pm

They are for heat dissipation. FWIW Kawasaki do not recommend using OEM sintered pads on pistons without a heat dissipating insert as it could lead to excessive brake squeal - so they say.
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