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Old 09-22-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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Brake problem

I'm doing some repair work on the ZZR600 and I'm having some issues with the brakes. The front rotors look glazed over as they are slick to touch. It would explain why the brakes aren't biting good when applied. Can you resurface motorcycle rotors?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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If they're drilled/slotted, no. I would try a different pad compound before thinking about getting new rotors or anything else..
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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If I don't do anything about the glazed rotors and I install new pads, those new pads are going to go to waste since the surface is of the rotors are still glazed and the pad material hasn't been set in.

I guess I can try sanding down the rotors to remove the glaze. I just hope I don't ruin a new set off pads in the process.
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any agrressive sanding sounds like more trouble...especially if you remove enough material to make the surface wavey and un-even.

what kind of work did you do, and do you think your work caused your brakes to mess up? could lack or braking also be due to spongy lever/air in lines?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:46 PM   #5
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try the rough scotch bright
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Get some green Scotch-brite and some brake cleaner.
Spray the brake cleaner on the Scotch-brite and clean the rotors real well.
When you're done spray the rotors off with the brake cleaner and wipe them with a paper towel.
When you install the new pads take the bike out and do 8-10 stops medium-hard braking from about 30 mph down to about 5 mph to bed them in.
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any agrressive sanding sounds like more trouble...especially if you remove enough material to make the surface wavey and un-even.

what kind of work did you do, and do you think your work caused your brakes to mess up? could lack or braking also be due to spongy lever/air in lines?
He hasnt done anything to do the bike yet = brakes like that when bought
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