rear brake rotor


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boonny
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rear brake rotor

Post by boonny » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:49 pm



It's time to start hunting for parts during the big sleep another 2-3 months to go. I need to change the rear brake rotor, should have changed it last year, but you know. I know my options are limited, ebay or ebc md1082. Don't care for ebay(long story) so I guess the ebc route is the way to go. My question is: does anyone have any experience with the ebc md1082, which brake pads work better oem or ebc pads? Has anyone replaced the steel portion of the rotor, the part that the pads rub against, with hardened stainless? Any other rotor manufactures ? Lastly would someone kindly send me a gently used oem rotor please. :lol: :lol:



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SilverDave
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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by SilverDave » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:22 pm

I do not have a used rotor ( although my shade tree mechanic might )
Where in Canada , exactly are you ... ?

but about 2 years ago, My Aspy front rotor was down to 9.05 ... so I asked him about a used replacement .

His reply : "Its taken 30 years to wear your rotor down from 10 to 9 mm so its good for a while .
And, if it was a 1500 rotor , I'd throw it out ... but I have often used the very well made 1200 rotors down to 8.5 mm, they are so strong "

so..... its still on the bike ...

a) what is your present rotor thickness ?
b) If I knew where you are , I would ask him about a rear rotor . Shipping would probably be by greyhound , as rotors are heavy .


... and I've always used EBC organic brake pads with mo stopping problems ...

SilverDave

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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by boonny » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:38 pm

My rotor is toast, the slider pin that the bolt goes through rusted, froze the caliper and wore out the rotor towards the outer edge didn't notice til it was to late.I am in Thunder Bay, Ontario in the middle of no where.

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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by boonny » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:25 am

Hmmmm nothing, rats.Oh well thanks for looking

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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by RoadRogue » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:11 am

I have a rear rotor from a 86 Interstate, same rotor, measures 6.7mm thick . Make an offer plus shipping 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by boonny » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:09 pm

Thanks to RoadRogue (and this forum) my problem is solved. Thanks again

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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by Rednaxs60 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:03 pm

I had to replace the rotors on my '85 LTD, not cheap by any means if new. Got the EBC ones from Fortnine (formerly Canada's Motorcycle). Also know that the rotor from an 1100 is the same as the 1200, but the rotor mount is not. You would have had to take the rotor off the 1100 wheel section and mount it on the 1200 wheel section - not an easy task to say the least.

I get my brake pads from Kapscomoto out of Mississauga. They are the same pads front and rear, but this company separates them.

rear brake pads: KapscoMoto PAD69-V46 - $12.99
front brake pads: KapscoMoto 2xPAD69-V33 - $21.99

with shipping approximately $40.65

Cheers
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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by boonny » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:14 am

Rednaxs60 wrote:I get my brake pads from Kapscomoto out of Mississauga. They are the same pads front and rear, but this company separates them.

rear brake pads: KapscoMoto PAD69-V46 - $12.99
front brake pads: KapscoMoto 2xPAD69-V33 - $21.99

with shipping approximately $40.65

Cheers
I don't know if I was at same site as you, Kapscomoto out of Pickering, pads for front and back (package deal) $29.36 shipping included. Sounds too good to be true and you know how the sayings goes: if it sounds too good to be true.............. How are those pads how many miles on them? What kind of stopping power? How hard are they on the rotors?

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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by Rednaxs60 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:24 am

Always thought Kapscomoto was out of Mississauga, checked and it's Pickering. Will be picking up a set as well, seems to be less expensive then the last time. At that price can afford to do every couple of years. You have found a good price.

This is where I got my vacuum pump from for myself and son-in-law, nice kit and good price - https://www.kapscomoto.com/product_p/nptc-vct001-3b.htm

Give the company a call to confirm the price and then order. Brake pads all round for that price plus some shipping is still reasonable.

Theses pads work well, stop extremely good, and appear to be easy on the rotors. I've got 12K on the pads and they still look good.

Cheers
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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by boonny » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:02 pm

I don't know, at 30 bucks delivered I remain some what skeptical. As you know being north of the 49th we pay dearly for everything. The last time I bought brake pads from mother honda I paid 30 bucks per pad, 60 per rotor, 180 total plus taxes. I checked prices with the local stealer last year and was told they are no longer available and yet western honda says yes they are available. Oh well thanks for the tip, options are always appreciated.

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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by Indysks » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:51 pm

Have you looked at partsnmore.com
They dont have rear brake disc's for Gl1200's but many other parts.
Not that you need one now but i found one at:
https://www.siriusconinc.com/
I managed to be lucky and find a rear rotor at:
http://www.nckcycle.com

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Re: rear brake rotor

Post by boonny » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:39 pm

Indysks wrote:Have you looked at partsnmore.com
They dont have rear brake disc's for Gl1200's but many other parts.
Not that you need one now but i found one at:
https://www.siriusconinc.com/
I managed to be lucky and find a rear rotor at:
http://www.nckcycle.com
Thanks for the info. I have bookmarked all three sites.



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