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Old 06-01-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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Brake Rotor/Disc

Does anyone have input or knowledge on brake rotor/disc?

I noticed yesterday that one of my front disc was warped. Also that one of the "washers" was loose that holds the disc to the mounting bracket that connects to the rim.

I looked at ebay and saw many different prices. Looked at some e-store sites and saw more higher prices.

Wave rotors what's the benefit
Brand EBC, Galfer, and others.
Please help so I can replace these safety issue items soon.

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Old 06-01-2009, 01:10 PM   #2
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Just buy takeoff off of ebay, just because the washers are slightly loose doesent always mean they are trashed, I have full floating rotors and they are very loose and rattle like but they are kick azz
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Yes they rattle... But only one is loose :/ (idk). But one is warped enough to where you can spin the wheel and it hit the pads.
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Do U feel it shake when braking at speed? if not I wouldnt worry too much, sure U wanna replace them, but not an emergency
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i dont know that i would buy used rotors from ebay. i just went through the WHOLE rotor/brake pad replacement thing cuz my bike was shaking bad at high speed braking. one of my rotors was bent.

my point is....i bought one set of used rotors off MH and they were bent....then was offered another set....bent also....bought one more set off MH and one was warped. its best if you can have em checked out before you buy them sometimes you cant tell with the naked eye.

i ended up with ebc rotors and brake pads. i wanted galfer just cuz they were "pretty" LOL but im happy i went ahead and replaced with new ones. i feel better knowing theyre new and its an old bike so it was time anyway.
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When I brake it "chatters" at speed. I've lived with it for awhile I can put it off for a month I guess. April how are the EBC? On ebay they are new 140.00-190.00. The Galfer were about 400-600.
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good luck buying used rotors. I have had the worst fkn luck. I dont care what they say on ebay, the are usually warped a bit. at least the last 5 sets, between myself and someone else have been. Just found out this weekend that the last set is warped a bit too. :(
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When I brake it "chatters" at speed. I've lived with it for awhile I can put it off for a month I guess. April how are the EBC? On ebay they are new 140.00-190.00. The Galfer were about 400-600.
i love them !!!! what a diff. i also got stainless steel brake lines....for the price they are awesome and ive talked to alot of people who also have them so im happy with my decision because i was goin to get galfer. i would defntly go with the ebc. call patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited he got mine ordered an in the store the next day and was around the price youre finding online. and yeah the "chattering" had gotten pretty bad....but i also had a bent front rim on top of everything
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good luck buying used rotors. I have had the worst fkn luck. I dont care what they say on ebay, the are usually warped a bit. at least the last 5 sets, between myself and someone else have been. Just found out this weekend that the last set is warped a bit too. :(
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I recently had Motorcycles Unlimited install Galfer rotors, new pads and new fluids. What a difference. They look and work great, and as usual Motorcycles Unlimited did a great job. The only downside is they are expensive, but anything worth having usually cost accordingly. I can't compare the Galfers to other brands except the stock ones, and honestly there is no comparison at all.
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Its looking like best bang for the buck is EBC + Steel Braided brake line.

I appreciate the quick reply's.
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So whats the skinny on the full floating setup? Why is that a good deal?
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Any body know of anyone running speacials on brake disc and brake line combos?
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"There are three types of brake rotors: solid, semifloating, and full floating. With a solid rotor a single piece of metal is bolted to the wheel. With semifloating, you have a center piece and a separate outer part that the brake pads touch and the two are connected by a bunch of round "buttons" that allow a small amount of movement between the two. With full floating, the braking surface is relatively loose so that it can move around to hopefully become in perfect alignment with the pads. Full floating rotors are less likely to pulse than solid or semifloating rotors. Most race bikes have full floating rotors. Full floating rotors make noise at low speeds as the parts move around, since they're kind of loose. Semifloating rotors don't make the noise."
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Just buy takeoff off of ebay, just because the washers are slightly loose doesent always mean they are trashed, I have full floating rotors and they are very loose and rattle like but they are kick azz
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I recently had Motorcycles Unlimited install Galfer rotors, new pads and new fluids. What a difference. They look and work great, and as usual Motorcycles Unlimited did a great job. The only downside is they are expensive, but anything worth having usually cost accordingly. I can't compare the Galfers to other brands except the stock ones, and honestly there is no comparison at all.
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I found some Galfer rotors for about 40.00 more than ebc...
Im still doing a lil research and found this vdo



This may answer the floating question aswell
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WTF!!!!
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Most new bikes come stock with full floating rotors. That "washer" being loose is normal.

I would look into how bad EBC rotors chew up pads. My GF has EBC wave rotors on her bike and has went through several sets of pads.

The wave rotors offer less braking surface and do not perform as well as normal high performance rotors like the Brembo discs. Patrick can offer some insight on this. The wave rotor design is supposed to cool and not warp, but that is not always the case.
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