Chinese Brake rotors


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Chinese Brake rotors

Postby gre_lauren » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:04 pm



I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these rotors from china?
The price is inexpensive and the material is thick enough but I have never heard of this company.
One thing I know, as our bikes get older parts will be harder to find. From my research, engine rebuilding is about impossible due to lack of bearings and other replacement parts.

Here is the link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Front-Brake- ... 1794907834

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Re: Chinese Brake rotors

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:09 pm

Well...being that they are selling two of them for $180, whereas the OEM discs were $300+ apiece, plus that these are from China, a country not known for quality steel...I'd say you'd probably get what you paid for.

That said, you might get lucky and they could be of good quality and work really well.

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Re: Chinese Brake rotors

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:30 am

I do not have any experience with brake rotors made in China (that I am aware of). I added that caveat because I *may* have installed rotors on something over the years that were sourced from China and didn't know it.

I don't have anything against Chinese products in general, but without a point of reference, I'd be more inclined to see if I could get a good used set of rotors for the bike if I needed to change mine.

It wasn't all that long ago that Japanese products were viewed with disdain by most everyone I know (including me). Japanese workmanship has come a long way since WWII. An American (W. Edwards Deming) Engineer is credited by many for the dramatic turn around in quality of manufactured products in Japan following the war. Following suit, South Korea, has also become a success story in the manufacture of automobiles, and I see no reason why the Chinese can't (or perhaps haven't) improved the quality of the products they make and sell on the world market.

Having written that, I'd still probably opt for a "good used" set of rotors made by Honda for my Honda motorcycle before I'd try a Chinese replacement part, if I could find them. There's a motorcycle salvage yard in Richmond, Va. that more than likely has the rotors you need, and I'm sure there are plenty of other places that can provide them as well. It wouldn't surprise me to discover someone who frequents this site has a set tucked away for a rainy day that they're no longer in need of...
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Re: Chinese Brake rotors

Postby MikeB » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:51 am

If it were me and I was looking for an economy set of rotors, I'd opt for EBC rotors and pads. I've used EBC in the past with satisfactory results.
I've used Chinese chain and bearings in the past as well and had very poor experiences. I'd shy away from most of their steel products. Brakes are too critical.

Here is an Ebay link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-00-Honda-CBR-600-F4-EBC-Front-Stock-Fit-Brake-Rotors-MD1014X-2/111021835027?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D8f61df24a4554026880f82b1fc162afd%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D310410926026&rt=nc

They are item number 111021835027.


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