Front brake disc covers


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Ed Brock
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Motorcycle: 1986 Suzuki Cavalcade GD
1998 1500 SE

Front brake disc covers

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Hi all,
I just noticed what may be an issue on my '98 1500 SE. That issue is; on the right side I noticed that the factory brake cover sits just about 1/8" out from the rotor, the left side sits even with the rotor. In other words, on the right you have a air gap between the inside of the chrome brake cover and the outside of the rotor, and on the left there is NO air gap. The chrome cover HIDES the rotor. I like the air gap. I'm just curious which side is correct?
This is the problem of perfectionism.
Thanks all.
Ed



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bluthundr31
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Motorcycle: 1991 GL1500 Interstate (Cinnamon Beige)

Re: Front brake disc covers

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I think the vast majority of the rotor covers actually "hide" the rotor but since you like the "gap", just adjust/bend the other side to match the one you like. The cover is bolted up to the back of the fork/fender area where the Brake lines attach, and also two small bolts down near the center of the rotor. These two bolts screw into a thin "bendable" metal triangle-looking mount that will move the cover closer or farther away from the rotor. Carefully, bend that metal mount to move the cover away from the rotor to match the other side.

Ed Brock
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Re: Front brake disc covers

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bluthundr31,
Thanks for the information. What you suggested is what I did. I just like the "idea" that air gets to the rotors better with the gap then without the gap. Goes back to my car racing days, air good, heat bad.
Hope your doing well in this era we are in.
Ed

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CrystalPistol
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Re: Front brake disc covers

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Mine are very near to flush with inside edge of rotors.

They have scoops.

If you want more air, cut the front part off or just remove them.
Make Courtesy your "Code of the Road" …

… & Have a Safe Trip!
:)

Ed Brock
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1998 1500 SE

Re: Front brake disc covers

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But But But, they look ssoooo pretty.
Ed



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