my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference


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my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference

Postby halcombrick » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:59 pm



hey guys i heard somebody say once that you can tell if your bike is an aspencade, or interstate and so on by the front rotors, mine have slots in them , has anyone ever heard this?
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Re: my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:32 pm

ok the difference between the rotors on a aspencade and the interstate is the rotors for the aspencade is double sided and has vents,(fins) inbetween the inner and outer sides whereas the rotors on the interstate is thinner and has no vent,(fins) inbetween the inner and outer sides. take a look at an aspencade rotor and compare it to the ones that are on your bike, you'll see the difference. btw, the aspencade rotors will NOT fit on the interstate because the calipers are made wider for the aspencade rotor. better yet, here's a few pics of one of my brand new rotors for my 83 aspencade. not sure if you can see the vent,(fins) inbetween the inside and outside, but you can see it has 2 contact sides that are wider apart, and the way it has the hub center is also different than the rotors on the interstate. I got lucky with these rotors I bought, they are a brand new, never mounted pair that I found on craigslist and got them for $100 bucks with shipping :mrgreen:, on eBay and other bike stores these rotors new go for over $200 bucks EACH :D.

also, the other difference between the interstate and the aspencade is up to 82 the interstates std's and aspencades used analog gauges whereas Honda changed the dash cluster on only the 83 aspencade to an all LCD dash cluster. the others remained the same until the 84's came out. also included is the 84 interstate and aspencade dash cluster and the bottom pic is the 83 aspencade dash cluster.

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Re: my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference

Postby halcombrick » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:32 pm

thanks stuart for clearing that up, another question, can i get any air shock hose kit for my progressive shocks? i am gonna try to just patch the hole or cut the line at the hole if i have enough hose, but if that dont work ill just replace the lines.
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Re: my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:10 am

what model shocks are they, 412's or 416's.

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Re: my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference

Postby halcombrick » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:58 am

416's i think, i know they are not factory of couse but dont know anything about the 412's
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Re: my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:14 am

halcombrick wrote:416's i think, i know they are not factory of couse but dont know anything about the 412's



is this what your talking about?........go onto eBay and type 391073633027 into the searchbox.

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Re: my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference

Postby halcombrick » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:24 am

stuart, you always know what i mean lol, i wonder if a universal kit from say like advanced or autozone would work i bet they are cheaper
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Re: my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:23 pm

hey Hal, the only reason I seem to know what your talking about is because I've been thru the same situations as you lol. if that makes me an "expert" on these things then so be it. but anyway....... from all the auto parts stores, (advance, AutoZone, Napa) I've been to, none of them have the right size lines and connectors. for some reason, the line kits for these shocks are NOT universal. they are either too small or too big. your best bet is find a kit on eBay like the item number I gave you. go onto eBay and type " Honda Goldwing 416 air shocks" and it should bring up a whole page full of 416 shock stuff. if those shocks look like the ones you have on your bike, then your in the right category.

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Re: my bike has slotted rotors is there a difference

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:45 pm

I have a set of new springs and seal for my rear shocks.
I have an extra pair of shocks and I put air in them Monday and they are still holding air.

If you want the air line, and the stem where you put the air in to the shocks--Make me an offer with postage from Ohio thru a pm.

These came off a gl1100 and are the originals.

If not interested I will probably put on ebay after I change out my springs.




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