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Need replacement rear rotor 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
What is a good economical replacement rotor? Are there any rotors manufacturers to stay away from?
 
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Re:Need replacement rear rotor 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Talking brake rotor? Yami is the only game in town for a stock one as far as I know.
 
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Re:Need replacement rear rotor 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
polishdog wrote:
What is a good economical replacement rotor? Are there any rotors manufacturers to stay away from?
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Ebay often has them.

Pinwall used bike parts.

Google USED MOTOR CYCLE PARTS or MOTORCYCLE SALVAGE YARDS and you will find used rotor at decent price vs expensive new rotor from yami.

scott
 
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Re:Need replacement rear rotor 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Just curious but, are you replacing it because it's warped, or grooved? If it's grooved, I had that same problem when I was using the sintered pads, they're the hard ones that look copper in color, they wreak havoc on the rotors. I replaced my pads with the OE style organic pads and not only did give me a better pedal feel without the easy lockup, but they polished out the grooves after a few weeks. Just a thought because, as you've probably found out by now, replacement rotors are super expensive. Realistically, a rotor should last well over 60k miles. Something to consider.
 
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Re:Need replacement rear rotor 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
There is at least 2 on e-bay at the present time. They are used at $53 each. They are from Sun Coast Cycle Sports.com. Last week I put in an order with them and recieved the item quickly and as advertised, I will do business with them again.
 
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Re:Need replacement rear rotor 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Doc_V wrote:
Just curious but, are you replacing it because it's warped, or grooved? If it's grooved, I had that same problem when I was using the sintered pads, they're the hard ones that look copper in color, they wreak havoc on the rotors. I replaced my pads with the OE style organic pads and not only did give me a better pedal feel without the easy lockup, but they polished out the grooves after a few weeks. Just a thought because, as you've probably found out by now, replacement rotors are super expensive. Realistically, a rotor should last well over 60k miles. Something to consider.
I don't think it's warped, however, it is grooved. Not deep sharp grooves, smooth, rolled grooves.
I'll definitely get the organic pads. Thanks for the tip.
 
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Re:Need replacement rear rotor 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
IMHO a used rotor rates right up there with 'Used Rubbers" There is one aftermarket brake rotor that will fit the Stock caliper EBC makes it and it is all steel. And it is more than a Stock Stainless Steel, so in my opinion and this is what I did, Spring for a new High quality stock rotor. And if your going to go that Far get new Pads and pins and even a spring so it all slides right and lasts a long long time.

And while I was that deep I pulled the wheel off and got a new tire and pulled the swing arm to realize after 52K miles the grease is still great, and while you have it on the stand take the front end off and rebuild it and your good to go.

There are other way more expensive options where you get less than factory quality materials and you will have to replace the Caliper. Not fun. I think I paid $137 for new stock rotor. $8 each for the pins, and $20 for the pads.
 
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Re:Need replacement rear rotor 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
I bought used rotors for my R* from someone that upgraded to new wheels & diff type aftermarket rotors.

So the original used R* rotors i bought only had 10k miles on them still in good unwarped/un- damaged/un-scored cond.

Not all used motorcycle rotors are junk,some are,you have chk out/be carefull what you buy.

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