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Old 02-20-2010, 03:18 AM   #21
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Loosing your brakes isn't the worst that can happen.

I had a set of EBC superbike rotors on one of my first bikes. They started rattling & the buttons got loose. I sold the bike thinking nothing of it....they were "floating" was all I knew back then. The guy that bought it had one of the rotors come off the buttons & sideways locking the front wheel. Luckily it was slow speeds it happened at.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:45 AM   #22
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good deal on those made in China rotors... hopefully they won't be rusty when you get them... either way average life on them is around 400 miles, give or take.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:59 AM   #24
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ya man like the other guy's said. your rotors are toast. And no don't ride the bike like that. There's a good chance those floating round pieces that cause the rotor to "float" will break out and cause the rotor to jam up the fron wheel. which in turn will send your end over end. then bike totalled and you in hospital not a good situation.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:20 AM   #25
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i still got engine brake and rear brake so the only thing that could happen is my front brakes not work proporly. or my rotor fall off cause so much slack, i could see that being a problem
Why the do you ask a question, then blow off/ignore the answer given to you?

...because it kind of sounds like either you didn't or you slept through it.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:28 AM   #26
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Floating rotors...

the collars from the inner hub hold the outer rotor contact ring that the pads ride on. Nothing else holds it on or transfers the brake force from the calipers to the wheels.

That ring under heat and normal riding-high impact riding will expand.

The ring is designed to expand when hot. The play in the collars is designed to allow thermal expansion during necessary times.

If your rotors are that loose, they need to be replaced. Under heavy braking a shake can occur from the rotors shifting on the collars when they are that loose. Tackwelding the collars may last for one good brake and will guarantee the vibration when braking.


Why the fk would you question it? Live on the edge much?

I would go w at least factory/oem quality if not better. Dont skimp on the one item on the bike that is designed to save your life.


There is a spec on the side of the rotor for minium thickness. Use a caliper and check the spec and compare. If it is close or under, time to replace as well.


GL w your choices.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:29 AM   #27
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You have fun when you slam on your rear brake at like 90 and that rear tire just locks up. !
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:41 AM   #28
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so now the question is do i need new rotors or is that normal for floating rotors?
The answer has been given to you several times, but I am gonna help you out...


No, that is not normal. It is excessive. It could be dangerous. The potential for catastrophic failure is higher than acceptable. You should replace the rotors before you ride the bike again.
You indicated you are inexperienced and wanted opinions. There you go.

I know this is disappointing because you wanted to ride and not spend money and wait. You have a decision to make...
Take the chance, who knows?
Maybe it will be OK and you will have a great time. Maybe the brakes will fail and you end up hurt.
Or;
Take the advice and reduce the risk.
Good luck.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:25 AM   #29
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Somebody should post that video of the racer whose front brakes failed during a race ........it was on here a few weeks ago.
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I know many guys on the track the slightly crush the collars for more of a free floating rotor. I believe it is for less drag on the front when .100 matters.
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i still got engine brake and rear brake so the only thing that could happen is my front brakes not work proporly. or my rotor fall off cause so much slack, i could see that being a problem
Do me a favor. Don't ****ing ride behind me
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And this is with the rotors still in tact

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Old 02-20-2010, 02:45 PM   #37
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the bike is parked till i get the new rotors on, my 04 gsxr600 i use to have had the same china rotors on it when i bought the bike and they worked really good
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the bike is parked till i get the new rotors on, my 04 gsxr600 i use to have had the same china rotors on it when i bought the bike and they worked really good
hey smart guy why even come on the forum and ask what to do when your mind is already made up what you're going to do. sounds as dumb as your profile pic of you riding around with gay torn up jeans looks.
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