DP KAWASAKI KRX1000 BRAKE PADS

WHAT IT IS: DP KAWASAKI KRX1000 BRAKE PADS

DP Kawasaki KRX1000 brake pads are replacement brake pads for the front and rear of Kawasaki’s Teryx KRX 1000. DP is the choice of top UTV racers, such as KOH winner Kyle Chaney and the Miller brothers. DP sells two pairs for $38.95 for front or rear. Dealer prices on OEM pads are nearly double that. Larry Mills, president of DP Brakes North America, said, “These machines are getting heavier and faster, so they need the upgrade DP offers for increased stopping power and much longer wear than the stock pads and other aftermarket brakes.” Mills continues: “DP Brakes is continuing its strong representation and support in UTV and SxS racing throughout the world. DP brakes are number one, sweeping podiums consistently each weekend.”

DP KAWASAKI KRX1000 BRAKE PADS
DP brake pads use sintered construction that is better than OEM quality. Sintered pads are found on most high-end sports cars.
DP KAWASAKI KRX1000 BRAKE PADS
In the rear, to get the caliper away from the hub, take the time to remove a couple of brake line and parking brake cable clamps off of the trailing arm.
DP KAWASAKI KRX1000 BRAKE PADS
The old pad should slide right out. At this point use brake cleaner around the entire caliper and piston area. Your brakes will thank you for it long term.

FEATURES:

DP uses a sintered metal construction like original equipment but claims there is less dust and noise than with stock pads. The pads install just like stock and fit just like factory equipment. On the KRX, the installation is a bit tricky. The piston has to be rotated to push it back into the caliper, freeing up room for the new pad. The DP pads have guide tabs like stock, so there’s no wondering if they are installed correctly. Furthermore, the routing of the stock hydraulic lines leaves no room for movement, so removing the line clamps is helpful.

Next, remove the caliper away from the trailing arm.
You will need to screw (not push) the caliper piston back into the caliper so the new thicker pads will fit. Do this with the brake reservoir cap removed.
The new pads will slide right in place of the old ones.
Reattach the caliper on the hub, then bleed the brakes if they feel at all spongy.

VERDICT:

We put over 1500 miles on a new set of DP pads on our KRX. Compared to the stock pads, wear was slightly less and the pad material didn’t seem to be as discolored or cracked like with the stock pads. Stopping power was excellent, even on long downhills. We never felt a hint of fading on those hills or after a long day of riding. For the price, the quality of the DP product can’t be beat. DP has pads for every popular UTV out there, so you don’t have to own a KRX to get the benefits; but, if you do, you will be happy with the choice.

CONTACT: www.dp-brakes.com or see your dealer

RATING: ★★★★★

PRICE: $38.95

See UTV Action’s full long term test on the Kawasaki KRX 1000 here: KAWASAKI KRX 1000 LONG TERM TEST – UTV Action Magazine

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