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Old 10-02-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I think I have a(maybe both) warped front brake rotor. So I'm looking to replace them, possibly. What does one look for in a rotor? Yeah...I'm a NOOB.
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Hey guys, I think I have a(maybe both) warped front brake rotor. So I'm looking to replace them, possibly. What does one look for in a rotor? Yeah...I'm a NOOB.
what makes you think they are warped?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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Maybe the tire is warped.
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If they are pulsing and feel warped try cleaning them with a scotch bright pad first. That will get all the embedded brake pad residue off which could make it feel like they are warped. If indeed truly warped the EBC rotors are cheaper alternatives to OEM and or high dollar After market ones.
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If indeed truly warped the EBC rotors are cheaper alternatives to OEM and or high dollar After market ones.

Would these have any significant performance difference than the Galfers or other higher-end makes?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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Would these have any significant performance difference than the Galfers or other higher-end makes?
Probably not felt by the avg track rider. I do believe EBC contour rotors are cheaper and better than OEM.
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Probably not felt by the avg track rider. I do believe EBC contour rotors are cheaper and better than OEM.
Awesome, thanks for the info.
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I can feel/hear them warped feeling when rolling to a stop. Also when maneuvering with bike off I can feel/hear the warped sound. They squeak, too. Brand new pads, so it's not that.
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Scotch pad and brake parts cleaner or just the pad by itself? Water?
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I would use the scotch brite by itself but then use brake cleaner at the end.
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Scrubbed the mess out of my rotors last night. Helped the squealing significantly. Not completely gone, but MUCH better and the pulse I thought was warpage on my rotors is not noticeable anymore. Thanks!
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Scrubbed the mess out of my rotors last night. Helped the squealing significantly. Not completely gone, but MUCH better and the pulse I thought was warpage on my rotors is not noticeable anymore. Thanks!
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you would know warp-age on the rotors. First of all the rotors dont warp like typical car rotors, i find that they shear off to a paper thin edge when they're really going down hill, long before you notice a warp feeling such as in a car. but by then you prob know your pads and rotors and gone
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you would know warp-age on the rotors. First of all the rotors dont warp like typical car rotors, i find that they shear off to a paper thin edge when they're really going down hill, long before you notice a warp feeling such as in a car. but by then you prob know your pads and rotors and gone
Just from my personal experience when you have a warped rotor on the front of a bike when you grab the front brake it'll shake the sh*t out of the front end. You can't miss it...Most rotors will have some runout but if you don't feel any pulsing in the lever they should be fine.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:44 AM   #16
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