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Hangetsu
Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 03:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Are there any aftermarket options out there anymore for the perimeter brake rotors? Or are we stuck with scalped and overpriced OEM versions?
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651lance
Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 08:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Most aftermarket and OEM XB and 1125 rotors are around the same price.
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Portero72
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 09:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On a similar note, do we have access to the EBR rotor mounting kit? That, plus a new rotor, seemed to have permanently solved ALL my pulsing issues.
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Hangetsu
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 03:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks!

I actually don't have any pulsing. In fact, my brakes have always worked pretty well. The rotor s simply wearing out. I'm soon to be on break pad set #4 and the front rotor has a significant lip on both the inside and outside edges.

I'm not looking for an upgrade necessarily, though it might be nice. I'm just looking for a replacement that doesn't cost over $200.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 07:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Why?

You get 4 sets of pads worth of miles out of a rotor...but now you want to save pennies?

Brakes and tires. Two places I cannot understand skimping.
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Arry
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How many miles to get this much wear, in your case? I know this would vary, greatly, with type of riding and riding style.
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Hangetsu
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 04:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mostly a lot of stop & go traffic. The bike is my only transportation so the majority of my riding is in traffic. Admittedly, I tend to change out my pads a little prematurely. The front rotor is developing a bit of a lip on the outer edge, therefore my inquiry.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If it's only a lip, and there's no compromise to braking performance, no pulsing, no grabbing, and no accelerated pad wear...keep riding it. Pick up a spare if you want, but if it's working properly...measure the thickness, compare to the spec in the shop manual...
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Sagehawk
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

as far as the lip goes, I take a 4 1\2" grinder and take those lips off. makes putting new shoes in easier and bedding them in easier. more on car rotors than bike rotors tho. as said earlier, measure rotor to be sure you still have a serviceable rotor. if needed , check runout as well.
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