Its critically important to ensure your calipers are functioning properly. This bike had just had brand new pads fitted but the braking was terrible because the shop failed to notice the calipers were seized so effectively only braking on one side of the disc.
Periodically check the movement on cantilever calipers (not an issue on opposing piston set ups) clean and grease lightly with copper grease if they appear dry or sticky.
Avoid power / jet washing brake calipers and wheel bearings.
The owner reported that he was pleased to have his confidence back in his brakes it is a shame that he had to do it twice.
Don't overlook your brakes, fit a high quality, reputable brand, ensure the components are functioning correctly and replace brake fluid at least one a year.
Not sure how to unseize the calipers? Check out the Haynes guide here. It's for cars, but it's effectively the same.EBC Brakes - Thailand