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Old 04-11-2006, 06:48 AM
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brake rotor problem. Need help please.

hey guys. I need some help here please. When I took the bike out of storage this season I noticed some pulsation when braking. Mind you I have the gixxer calipers on there. So I lifted the front wheel off the ground and tried rolling it with my hand and found that the rotors where binding on the brake pads. The wheel would turn a couple times and it would stop. So I checked the rotors and wouldn't you know it, the left rotor is bent by about 1 MM. I did a search on this forum and I noticed people talking about the aluminum carriers. Now the question is, how do you work with the carriers to straighten the rotor out. Thanx
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Old 04-11-2006, 12:52 PM
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anyone????? First time I never got a reply right away. What's going on guys??? LOL
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Re: brake rotor problem. Need help please.

I reckon you could stuff around forever yourself and this will still not be perfect. My advice would be to take it to a specialist with the right equipment to fix this for you.

And make sure you give them the wheel as well. I have had brakes done and after the fact found out the mount to the wheel was the problem.
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Re: brake rotor problem. Need help please.

are they superhawk rotors? you may be able to find some on fle-bay? If not I have a friend that works for honda in fla. and sells me parts at cost + 10% and I may be able to get free shipping let me know.I was hoping to ride with you to the blessing of the bikes!!!!!
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Hey superhawk Neil. I will have the problem fixed today hopefully. I have stock rotors. I will let you know of the outcome and yes I have stock rotors. I am gonna take em to my friend's shop to run them on a feeler gauge and attempt to fix em.

Shayne are you talking about the aluminum carrier that connect the rotors to the wheel? yeah, I believe the problem lies there.
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:12 PM
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well, we fixed the rotor as much as we could. When the wheel is rolled, both rotors look straight. Pulsation is a lot less now, when the left rotor is STILL draggin. I took it off and rebuilt the left caliper and it is the same now. Could the rotor still be bent but not be visible???
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:15 PM
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Yep. Get a caliper to measure run out or go to someone who has one.
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You might want to talk to this guy about the rotors, he had the same problem.

https://www.superhawkforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2168
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Thanx for the link., What do you mean by "Get a caliper to measure run out or go to someone who has one"?
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It's a tool for measuring, I know it has another name but it escapes me at this time.
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It's like a micrometer that you can set up to measure run out.
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That's what the machine shop used to straighten the rotor but they couldn't straighten it out all the way. I think I need a replacement.
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Did they do it on the wheel or by itself?
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Re: brake rotor problem. Need help please.

I think you may be referring to a dial indicator.

What I mean when I say a specialist may need the wheel, is that in my case, it was not the rotor or the carrier but the wheel itself that needed attention.

I rode off (or tried to) with a disc lock on......

That was on another bike. Unless you have had a get-off I think it would be unlikely that this would happen on the VTR. But if they have the wheel then all bases are covered.
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The wheel is straight and yes they has the wheel/rotor combo. Thanx for your replies guys.
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Re: brake rotor problem. Need help please.

Originally Posted by shayne";p=&quot View Post
I think you may be referring to a dial indicator.
Yeah that's the ticket, thanks I was having a brain fart!
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