Rotors Turned?


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moose4jesus
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Rotors Turned?

Postby moose4jesus » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:00 am



Has anyone had success turning rotors on the GL1000 I have a 1978 with Comstar wheels. Also can you recommend a good brand of break pads for front and rear replacement? Thanks!



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Re: Rotors Turned?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:44 am

You really don't want to turn motorcycle rotors. There is very little surface to remove before you're at minimum widths. Motorcycle rotors are extremely hard, and can't be turned with conventional automobile brake rotor lathes.

There is one outfit I know of that does motorcycle rotors, and it is http://www.truedisk.net/ - I have no experience with them, I have just seen them mentioned elsewhere.

There are a couple options for brake pads - OEM Honda, and EBC. Honda are slightly higher quality, and will last a bit longer, EBC are about half the price. Your choice! :)

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Re: Rotors Turned?

Postby moose4jesus » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:39 pm

Thanks W.A. you are all things wing.

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Re: Rotors Turned?

Postby NKYWinger » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:20 am

I sent all 3 rotors off to truDisc when I was restoring my '83. They are HIGHLY recommended by me - they were quick to turn them around and quick to answer any questions.I also had them drill the rear rotor at a very reasonable price...as long as there is enough material on ther rotors, they are your best bet!


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