Brakes – Reliable and Safe
In the past, B&F Specialties has offered “Electric” brakes for our trailers. Some time ago, the manufacturer of the brake units issued an “Alert Letter” stating they do not recommend using brakes on a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle with their brake systems. Since they were the only manufacturer who offered electric brakes, and would not assume any liability with respect to their brakes behind a motorcycle, a problem had arisen. Therefore, since both the axle manufacturer, and B&F Specialties, would no longer assume liability for those systems behind a motorcycle either, B&F Specialties has chosen to use an alternative system. We have tested and used this new system with the safety of our customers in mind.
The “new” brake system we are using is an ELECTRIC/HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE SYSTEM, not an electric or a hydraulic surge system. We feel this is also a more positive system, no magnets to replace, and a system that has worked for years in other auto and trailer systems. The system consists of hydraulic brake units such as those on an auto, and a hydraulic pump mounted in the rear of the trailer. Applying the brakes on the motorcycle activate the unit. A pressure-regulated pump with a valve, that is adjustable, controls the amount of brake applied. Simply load your trailer as always, adjust the pressure, and you’re ready to go. Assuming that you regularly load your trailer the same, no further adjustments should be necessary. If however, you feel that your load is significantly lower or higher, simply adjust very slightly to apply more or less pressure to the brakes. We understand this system is costly, but you should and must understand, that it is more reliable, positive, and a safer system for behind a motorcycle. This system is designed to stop the trailer from pushing the motorcycle, not to stop the trailer or bike/trailer combination.
If you should have any question please feel free to call us and we will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.