EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?


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EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby NKYWinger » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:12 pm



:?: :?: While the bike is laid up for the winter, I'm going to add braided stainless brake lines to all 3 calipers and am now wondering about the value of adding drilled rotors....

I really dont want to shell out $200 X 3 for new EBC rotors.....

Any good alternatives to that?

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Re: EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby dingdong » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:38 am

I think you will find a big enough difference in braking with the SS brake lines that drilled rotors won't be needed. Save the $200 for something else.
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Re: EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby NKYWinger » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:57 am

OK, good to know - what are your thoughts on unlinking the brakes and having both front discs operated by the front brake lever? There seems to be a mixed bag of opinions on the Gold Wing forums........ :?: :?: :?:
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Re: EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:04 am

Even though they are linked, the front lever DOES operate both front calipers.

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Re: EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby NKYWinger » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:26 am

?? not on my bike = the front brake just goes to the caliper with the larger pistons. That's all.
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Re: EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:43 pm

scotterichmond wrote:Even though they are linked, the front lever DOES operate both front calipers.


No, that's not correct. The front lever operates the left (larger) front caliper, the foot pedal operates the right (smaller) front caliper and the rear caliper.

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Re: EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:51 pm

I guess I sit corrected. even and old dog like me can be wrong, but I do still learn.

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Re: EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:52 pm

But why are there two hoses attached to the right caliper then?

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Re: EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby NKYWinger » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:44 pm

mine has only one..... you'll have to trace the brake lines back to solve that mystery :)
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Re: EBC Drilled Rotors: Worth the price?

Postby scotterichmond » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:53 pm

Ok guys , after closer inspection, I have to eat some "crow". I was wrong (again), I don't have linked brakes there isn't two lines on the front calipers. The confusion came from not looking close enough, the Air suspension lines are what I was seeing( albeit in a hurry). I DO have the banjo style hoses though, at least at the rear master cylinder. The fronts are covered up with "chrome" and work fine so I am not inclined to take the chrome covers of at this point.

Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

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