Brakes for 1984 GL-1200

Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Brakes for 1984 GL-1200

Post by Brent1984 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:43 pm

I have been looking for rotors for my bike. Front and rear...can I get them turned like you can for cars?? Wow are they expensive!! I don't want to cheap out on brakes but...$300/per rotor is very expensive!! I live in The Vancouver area of BC...can anybody help we with ideas?? My buddy has a performance type...crotch rocket and his high end rotors are less than $80!!

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Re: Brakes for 1984 GL-1200

Post by pudd750 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:35 am

why do you want to replace them? do they pulse? pretty sure turning is out of the question theyre so thin-- ive seen used rotors have dropped considerably on fleabay, tho still $$$ at my local used bike parts store- seems Honda wants $300 or $600 for one new? my front foot rotor (the one on the right operated by the foot) is real thin , the PO mostly stopped with his foot - ive lately seen rotors free on wheels on Fleabay, and about $30 by themselves-- not sure of any aftermarket affordable rotors

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Re: Brakes for 1984 GL-1200

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:32 pm

Bike rotors are much much harder steel than car rotors, and you generally do not turn them. The pads are a bit softer, and are designed to wear faster, without wearing the rotors (much).

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