Brake Band - 4in. Dia.
This part is the biggest piece of junk. I did not have any spots welds break as other have reported. The rubber came off and wore down to the metal after 5 minutes of use so I didn't use it long enough to break any welds.
What kind of idiot manufactures a rubber brake lining? I will return to the store for a full refund and notify the manufacturer also.
I have since acquired a real brake band with real brake lining material.
August 20, 2009
Could Be Stronger
I bought two of these for my son's go-cart. The spot welds on the loops just do not hold up. Now I do have to mention that adults also use this go-cart and it seems to be the added force on the braking that pops the welds. I ended up drilling holes and setting screws in where the spot welds would be.
November 19, 2008
Great part for my kart
These provide awesome stopping power.
January 21, 2008
DONT BUY THIS
I put this on my go kart along with a new drum and i hit the brakes the first time and it stopped well. the second time i hit the brakes, the rubber part flew off. Do not buy these brake bands, or the same thing will happen to you. I work on go karts all of the time, and i own four, so i know what im doing. It was installed properly, and it still broke. DONT BUY THIS!!
September 17, 2007
4 inch band brake
I purchaced band brake as a replacement on a worn brake for my son's go kart . I installed it the same way the original one was on the unit . I then pushed the brake pedal to test it and the band came apart at the eye holes . I looked at it closely and noticed the two tiny spot welds came apart . Good thing I was testing it up on jack stands , or my son would have not been able to stop at all .I think the quality of the part is real poor and should be inspected for top quality considering its a brake part !
July 15, 2007
I have bought two of these now, both have broke at the spot weld. The padding is also very poor rubber.
Brake T. Braker
July 12, 2007
Years of searching over!
Been looking for this for over 3 years...Finally found it at Northern Tool. Fits perfectly! Hate that UPS delayed the shipment by one day though.
July 12, 2007
The padding on the brake was rubber and my son wore through it within 3 hours of riding! I would not recommend purchasing this product.
March 28, 2007