Technology / Motorcycle / Drum Brake: A Drum Brake is the older style of motorcycle brake. Most bikes use disc brakes these days. Drum brakes work by forcing brake shoes against the inside of a rotating drum that is part of the wheel. Many motorcycle trikes use drum brakes for rear brakes.
Brake Verb Synonyms: slow, slow up or down, put on or apply the brakes, reduce speed, decelerate, slacken, hold up
Brake Noun Synonyms: curb, check, restraint, restriction, constraint, control, rein
Technology / Motorcycle / Integrated Brakes: Integrated Brakes are used on motorcycles to link together the front and rear brakes. Many inexperienced riders in panic situations tend to overuse the rear (foot) brake. This causes skidding and poss MORE
Science / Geology / Drumlin: A low, smoothly rounded, elongate hill. Drumlins are deposits of compacted till that are sculpted beneath the ice of a flowing glacier. The long axis of a drumlin parallels the flow direction of the i MORE
Technology / Motorcycle / Sintered Brake Pads: Asbestos-free brake pads made of sintered metal, with excellent friction coefficient and heat resistance characteristics. Sintering is a method for making objects from powdery metals by heating withou MORE
Entertainment / Music / Snare Drum: Small cylindrical drum with two heads stretched over a metal shell, the lower head having strings across it: played with two drumsticks. MORE
Technology / Motorcycle / Under Brake: Failure to apply the brakes to their full capability, resulting in a longer than needed stopping distance. This is usually caused by fear of the results of over braking. MORE