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Old 02-11-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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front rotors are DONE

Front rotors are toast.... And I got sticker shock online... Lol. How much are you guys paying for front rotors?
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:33 PM   #2
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Think I got the set (Galfer) for ~$550
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How exactly are they toast? I'm just curious...

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Think I got the set (Galfer) for ~$550
Well, I guess if you compare that to OEM price, Galfer sounding not too bad. HOWEVER, I don't know who in their right mind would pay such a high price for OEM rotors.

Buy some on eBay, they should be reasonably priced. If price is a major factor, you could scour forums for better deals...
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r6Racer has a set of wheels and rotors for 375
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Deep lip/gouges on the rotor.... Plus vibration under braking....I can feel pulsing in the lever as well. Pretty sure it's the rotor. They have like 35k + on them.
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r6Racer has a set of wheels and rotors for 375
Gaymar lover! Lol
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Gaymar lover! Lol
Am I missing something? Lol
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Sorry, have you tried motorcyclesuperstore.com?
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Used is your best bet if you can find straight ones.

Sounds like one of yours got bent. That will cause the pulsing. Ride Time on the south side does crash repair. They can straighten & resurface them but dunno if it would be cheaper than just buying a set.
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So, putting the flamesuit on.....

based on a few reviews..... and mainly this indepth one found here.... http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=291047
I think I'm going to try these..... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Set-Fro...item20ce275e87 with some ebc pads and such from motorcycle super store.


lets see how these do work. I'll keep updating with reviews. These alternatives look promising for a street rider like myself.
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I want to know what is making you so sure is the rotors.
That's me.
I would take it by Patrick's shop, Motorcycles Unlimited, and let him test ride the bike, no charge.
It could be rotors, could be steering head or wheel bearings, or just glazed rotors and pads.
If you're replacing rotors you definitely want to replace the pads at the same time.

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Or perhaps you have done this test? You could get this tool at Harbor Freight if I'm not wrong. I just hate for you to send money into something that would not fix the problem... In my case it was just the the weights from the wheel came out without me noticing.

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I want to know what is making you so sure is the rotors.
That's me.
I would take it by Patrick's shop, Motorcycles Unlimited, and let him test ride the bike, no charge.
It could be rotors, could be steering head or wheel bearings, or just glazed rotors and pads.
If you're replacing rotors you definitely want to replace the pads at the same time.

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Or perhaps you have done this test? You could get this tool at Harbor Freight if I'm not wrong. I just hate for you to send money into something that would not fix the problem... In my case it was just the the weights from the wheel came out without me noticing.

http://youtu.be/3Fy0hCLuDe8
The fact that I feel the lever pulse and not just the bars shake indicate I have a warped rotor. But I WILL do that test to make sure. Even if I am wrong, my rotors are pretty chewed up, and I really should replace them for piece of mind. lol.

Seeing as I'm getting tires as well while the wheels are off (gonna run the new pilot power 3s) Im going to have the wheels balanced with the new rotor install. And yes, I am replacing the pads with EBC double H sintered pads.
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The fact that I feel the lever pulse and not just the bars shake indicate I have a warped rotor. But I WILL do that test to make sure. Even if I am wrong, my rotors are pretty chewed up, and I really should replace them for piece of mind. lol.

Seeing as I'm getting tires as well while the wheels are off (gonna run the new pilot power 3s) Im going to have the wheels balanced with the new rotor install. And yes, I am replacing the pads with EBC double H sintered pads.
I was about to spend a ton of money to find out the weights was all my problems. I'm just looking out for a brother biker on this forum. Good luck and please let us know it goes.
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I was about to spend a ton of money to find out the weights was all my problems. I'm just looking out for a brother biker on this forum. Good luck and please let us know it goes.
no problem. parts ordered. I'm going to check the rotors with a feeler gauge when they come in. good reviews or not, can't be too careful.

If this all goes well, there will finally be an alternative to high priced rotors.... even if they are made in china....
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Rotors are here. they look gooood.

I had some delivery issues with ups for my swag from motorcycle-superstore.com. Not their fault, but rather UPS. The UPS hub in Stafford is so terrible, my Chinese rotors from Wuxi China arrived via Fed Ex 4 days BEFORE my tires and brake pads via Kentucky.

Going to get the tires and rotors mounted probably friday or saturday then have them balanced at the same time.


the ugly will soon be rideable again....
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Just thought i'd bump this and update with progress and feed back.

1) I have been commuting with these for a few weeks. no issues. pulsing is gone.

2) Took them on a 2 up noob ride that ended up not so noob.... (*cough* jimrad *cough*) zero fade... had complete braking confidence.

3) Obviously still alive. These get my stamp of approval. Don't sweat these rotors, at least from the vendor that i bought them from. link is up in a previous post.
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