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Old 02-13-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Heads up on EBC Brake kit products

I ordered a 320mm Supermoto EBC brake kit(thanks to Justin over at EBR Performance) and when I tried to install it the top of the rotor hits the relocation bracket
I tried for 2 hours racking my brain on if I was doing something wrong so I got on the internet and did a quick search and found other ppl have had this issue and had to grind down on the adapter kit to allow the rotor to fit Bullshit when paying ~$180 for a product and the design sucks !!

Called EBC today and talked to a guy which informed me they are in the process of fixing this but looking for a donor bike. I asked him why in the would u sell a product that doesnt work? He never answered it....He did say i cant email him my info and when they do come out with a new bracket he will send me one....but he didnt have a date for that!! WTF!!! Dude was nice so I cant knock them for that but this is totally unacceptable. Either way it looks like Im going to have to machine this bracket down to make the rotor fit

And the instructions...pfft were a joke!!! It seemed like they were written in another country because the structure of it wasnt grammatically correct. There was 2 bolts in there that they tell you to use...funny thing is that they dont fit!! They are way to long..Talking to Magicman about it he said he had the same issue on a CRF250 and almost ruined the rotor because of it.


Moral of the story......do research on EBC before you buy any of thier products.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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EBC 320 worked great and instructions were great (I only recall reading it but not needing it for the install) for my YZ. sorry for your poor experience. All my EBC experience has been top notch.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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thats why i get my brake bads off ebay...







but im def going to try something else, def ebc. just there regular stuff though
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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well I just installed last friday from Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited the EBC EPFA Brake race pads on my S1000RR, same pads that Brandt Dillon is using and I could not be more happy.....such an amazing confidence in braking.... that's my only experience so far with EBC and a good one ,but again maybe because i went thru Motorcycles Unlimited and the care of Patrick.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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I ran into issues with my EBC 320mm kit as well. I didn't have a problem with my rotor hitting the relocation bracket, i'm having a hard time figuring out how that would happen without pics (hint hint. lol). I did, however, have a problem with two of the bolts being way too long. Quick trip to the hardware store fixed that.

The most difficult part of my installation was slapping the front wheel on and getting the rotor into the pads and not having clearance between the rim and caliper. Once i removed the pads, it slipped right in place, then re-installed the pads and was done.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:15 PM   #7
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I've heard of this happening before too. I read somewhere that the fix for the problem is to buy a factory built motard or one that someone has already finished.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:21 PM   #8
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had a problem with the 320 rotor kit on the KX also, but mine had a much simpler solution. The supplied bolts for the adapter were way too long. Quick trip to ace fixed it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:24 PM   #9
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I knew about this problem over a year ago. Surprised they haven't fixed it yet.
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I've heard of this happening before too. I read somewhere that the fix for the problem is to buy a factory built motard or one that someone has already finished.
An alternate fix is to read "Motorcycle Maintenance for Dummies". In your case read it twice, then watch the movie.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:12 PM   #11
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now that it's being mentioned, I think I too had to get shorter bolts from ACE. I also had issues with getting the caliper on/off the rotor...but I figured that would be any big rotor in my rim, and I got around it pretty quickly.
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