Frequently asked questions
Will thick pads fit in my GTK caliper?
To use thick pads you must have short pistons. Short pistons can be identified by being flush with the caliper surface when fully wound in.
Why should I always use DOT5 silicon based fluid?
Using anything other than DOT5 will perish the internal seals and cause leaks.
How many Pad compounds are there?
Kelgate offer soft (black), medium (yellow) and hard (red) pad compounds in all pad types.
Which way should the disc be mounted?
Kelgate brake discs are specially designed to expel air on rotation. Cool air is drawn in at the centre of the disc and expelled on the outer edges when the disc is rotating.
What is the benefit of a floating caliper?
The floating caliper bracket ensures the disc and caliper remain at a constant position relative to each other. This means that any flex in the axle or chasis will not cause the disc to drag against the pads. This typically occurs when cornering and will hamper a quick exit particularly for the lower powered karts.
Are Kelgate brake only for Go-Karts?
Absolutely not. Kelgate brakes are used on a variety of motorsport vehicles as well as an industrial brake.
Which calipers will the Floating Brackets fit?
The Kelgate Floating Calipers only fit the GTK and the K calipers and with a 30mm axle.
What are Ceramic Coated Pistons?
The smooth operation of the caliper pistons, particularly piston retraction is essential for optimal performance.
How do I get my pistons out?
1. The easiest way to remove your pistons is to pump the brake slowly whilst connected to the Master Cylinder. Ensure there is something inserted between the pistons (where the disc would be) to prevent any piston popping past the inner seal - a piece of wood is useful for this.
Do prices include VAT?
No, all our web prices no longer include VAT at 20% due to Brexit.
What about Brexit?
Now the UK has left the EU we no longer charge VAT on any purchases so the EU web prices are 20% cheaper than the UK site.