I didn’t use/test it, but because it’s all about braking safety it’s worth publishing a post to let you know about it. What is it? A hydraulic brake control valve that helps prevent premature wheel lock up and that you can easily install by replacing the brake or master cylinder banjo bolt. Why? A sudden or quick stop shifts 70% of the weight of the motorcycle to the front wheel. A shift in weight to the front wheel during sudden deceleration makes the back of the motorcycle lighter and that results in the rear wheel locking up and skidding.
How does it work? It’s a Hydraulic Control Valve. When brakes are applied it creates a pressure spike that locks on the high and low spots on the rotor, which can cause your wheel to lock. In a panic situation the motorcyclist typically over brakes. The TCB turns the pressure spike into a pressure wave, allowing the brake pad to apply an equal amount of pressure to the entire rotor. Because of this the brakes do not lock as early or as easily after you install this valve. What if the TCB Valve were to fail? The company states that your bike’s original braking system will still work without leakage. Your brakes will work and feel just like they did before the valve was installed. (I want to mention that it’s not an Anti-Lock Braking System). More questions? Visit Lifesaver TCB or contact Steve Chicilo on my behalf at 612-282-4119.