GL1200 DE...FRONT BRAKE DISCS[ROTORS]


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KENNYJOY
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GL1200 DE...FRONT BRAKE DISCS[ROTORS]

Postby KENNYJOY » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:40 am



Having a few problems with my 1984 Wing; have just had to renew a front fork; when I noticed one of my front brake DISCS, was cracked in numerous places, around the outer rim.
Trawled the internet and UK Dealers, to be told this part is no longer in stock; also very expensive to order.
My Question is would the Brake discs from a 1100 Goldwing be a viable alternative?

Comments GREATLY appreciated.

Many Thanks

Kennyjoy



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Rednaxs60
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Re: GL1200 DE...FRONT BRAKE DISCS[ROTORS]

Postby Rednaxs60 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:42 am

Had to replace a rear rotor on my '85 LTD so I replaced them all. Aftermarket rotors are available from EBC. As with a car, recommend to do both front, the other one can't be far behind. Got mine from Canada's Motorcycle - expensive at $320.00 CDN each.

The rotors from an 1100 are the same a the 1200 with the exception of the hub that attaches to the rim. You would have to remove the rotor from the 1100 hub and install on your 1200 hub. Can be done I have been told.

The EBC front rotor is MD1125 - Canada's Motorcycle Sku is XA4720642.

Hope this helps.

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Re: GL1200 DE...FRONT BRAKE DISCS[ROTORS]

Postby CrystalPistol » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:10 pm

Is yours an Aspencade or Interstate. Interstates have solid rotors, Aspencades have the vented hollow rotors. Check Ebay .... and as far as I'm concerned ..... I only use Honda OEM pads as they are the best match in terms of brake power & rotor preservation.

Rednaxs60 wrote:Had to replace a rear rotor on my '85 LTD so I replaced them all. Aftermarket rotors are available from EBC. As with a car, recommend to do both front, the other one can't be far behind.


That would depend on a rider's habits I think as one side is applied with rear brake, the other side is applied via handlebar lever.
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