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rear brake rotor

Postby luckydd » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:26 pm



I have a 2000 GL1500SE Anniversary Edition.
Looking to get another rear brake rotor.
Is there any good after market rotors out there
or do I need to stay will Honda?



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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby Happytrails » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:40 pm

There is EBC. Probably perfectly fine but if cost was no object I'd buy Honda OEM.
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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby MikeB » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:14 pm

Ditto on EBC. Or, you can look for a trike conversion shop or individual and buy a used OEM rotor for about $50.
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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:55 am

The EBC rotors work fine, but they (like their pads) are a little softer than Honda OEM, and will not last quite as long. Pay now or pay later, basically. :)

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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby MikeB » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:20 pm

Correct, that has been my experience as well. If you do go with EBC rotors, do not use OEM pads, it will shorten the life of the rotor versus EBC pads.
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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:37 am

I am glad I saw this post, was planning to replace my rear rotor this tax season, and had not thought about a trike shop for a replacement. . .
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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby luckydd » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:29 am

Thanks for the info.
Price at home is $362 for the rotor. Will check out the trike shops.

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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:57 pm

I am also glad I found this thread. My "new to me" '94 needs a new rear rotor. It needs brakes all around and I was thinking of replacing all the pads and rotors until I started checking out rotor prices. Whew!
Reckon I'll try to do one at a time til they're all done.
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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby MikeB » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:08 pm

If you do not mind used rotors, you can always try Ebay. There are lots and lots of parts available there.
Front rotors are not as easy to find as rear rotors but there always seems to be some available.
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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby Snowmoer » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:02 pm

I would think you would have better luck on E Bay. The bike has not been made for 15 years. I doubt many people get trike kits on 1500's any more. Good luck, it is worth a shot though.

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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby luckydd » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:58 pm

I called a trike shop in Tucson. He had quite a pile of rotors.
He quoted me $50 for a rear rotor.
He then thought he might have a new one in stock.
Checked and found one he had on the shelf for a few years.
He offered it to me for $100. Sets of pads for $26.

Guess I was in the right place at the right time.

Thanks for the suggestion of checking the trike shops.

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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:32 pm

Guess I'll be checking out what ebay has.
May also look on craigslist for someone parting out a fairly low mileage 1500.
Best thing is, I've got plenty of time to get it done.
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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:59 pm

I called Renegade Trikes and Bikes in the Tulsa area, and he informed me there are THREE different rear rotors.

I BELIEVE he said one for early models , I assume 88,89 and maybe 90, then one for Aspencade and one for SES after that. Can anyone confirm this ?
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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby MikeB » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:00 am

The '88 and '89 do not work on '90 thru '00. But, all the '90 through '00 are the same.
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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby kane67 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:36 am

I have been wondering these rotor sizes and now I finally got it :D

EBC MD1126 front fits 88-00, 296mm outer diameter, thickness 6mm
EBC MD1127 rear fits 88-89, 296mm outer diameter, thickness 8mm
EBC MD1077 rear fits 90-00, 316mm outer diameter, thickness 8mm (not sure yet)

I bought later model caliper bracket and ordered MD1077 rotor from ebay.de
Price 49€ + shipping 10€, not bad price. Rotor is new and sold by a shop.

I replaced all rotors last winter, had bad luck with 1127 as it is a bit wharped.
When braking "lightly" to stop, I feel in pedal light pumping effect and speed slows like on-off what is annoying. With heavy braking no problem. I can see caliper moving sideways so rotor is bad.

Anyways, with model 88-89 you can use front rotor in rear temporarily for troubleshooting (like me :D )
Only difference is thickness.
Not forgetting the service limit 5 or 6mm rear?

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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby hugger-4641 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:18 pm

Be very carefull buying used rotors on E-bay. Many sellers know little about brake rotors and what the minimum thickness is supposed to be. I bought one that the seller assured me was almost new thickness. He even had the measurement he took written on the rotor. When I recieved it, it was obvious that he had measured the outer lip and not the braking surface. It was junk and I got my money refunded, but it still wasted my time and the seller's. It could have been even worse situaition if I had installed that rotor due to not knowing how/where to measure the rotor myself.

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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby kane67 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:22 pm

Yes... These rotors what I've been buying are new. If I would buy used one, must see seller and item face to face ;)

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Re: rear brake rotor

Postby MikeB » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:02 am

hugger-4641 wrote:Be very carefull buying used rotors on E-bay.
That goes for anything you buy online, Ebay or otherwise.


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