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Old 04-24-2014, 01:08 PM   #15211
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With the motorcycle being low mileage and the cost of a new rotor near $160 (limited availability from other sources) I figured it's worth seeing how a machining job works out.
Is machining going to work? If it's warped, I'm assuming it's bent laterally, which means when they machine it they'll have to take some thickness off the "high" side to bring it even with the unbent portion, and take a whole lot of thickness off the entire rotor on the "low" side to bring it even to where the disc is bent out. Would trying to straighten it work better?
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:13 PM   #15212
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Is machining going to work? If it's warped, I'm assuming it's bent laterally, which means when they machine it they'll have to take some thickness off the "high" side to bring it even with the unbent portion, and take a whole lot of thickness off the entire rotor on the "low" side to bring it even to where the disc is bent out. Would trying to straighten it work better?
I think its warped, not bent.
It would be just like machining a car rotor. Would have to have it chucked up to check run out to how far it warped and know if it could be kept within spec.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:23 PM   #15213
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I think its warped, not bent.
It would be just like machining a car rotor. Would have to have it chucked up to check run out to how far it warped and know if it could be kept within spec.
Not sure I'm familiar with the difference between "bent" and "warped"? Unless you mean the damage goes all the way around the rotor vs an isolated damaged spot?

If it's an '07 this will fit and it's about $133 (with shipping), not much help off $160 but it was worth a look:

http://www.amazon.com/EBC-Brakes-MD8...ge+front+rotor
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:53 PM   #15214
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With the motorcycle being low mileage and the cost of a new rotor near $160 (limited availability from other sources) I figured it's worth seeing how a machining job works out.

My guess is if it is low mileage it probably was designed too thin in the first place, thus the warpage. Making it thinner will only increase the likelyhood of it warping again. Having a warped front disc on a motorcycle seems real dangerous to me, especially if you are riding much road.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:35 PM   #15215
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My guess is if it is low mileage it probably was designed too thin in the first place, thus the warpage. Making it thinner will only increase the likelyhood of it warping again. Having a warped front disc on a motorcycle seems real dangerous to me, especially if you are riding much road.
I once had that happen to my 2003 Buell XB9R. It developed a really wicked head shake at low speed, lots of handle bar vibration, etc. Took it to the dealer since it was under warranty and they checked everything, including the rotor, and determined that everything was "within spec." Nevertheless, the shake and vibration continued. After a lot of trial and error, we finally put on a new rotor and "Viola!" it was fixed. Turns out the factory spec says the rotor can be something like .015" or .0015" out of true and it's "within spec." I was within spec but still had wicked problems.

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Old 04-24-2014, 11:06 PM   #15216
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Vintage and classic bike show at Barrio Brewery this Sunday

Guys,

If you don't have anything going on this Sunday come on down and check out the bike show at the Barrio. I think it starts around 10am and runs to about 3pm

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Old 04-25-2014, 11:52 PM   #15217
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Guys,

If you don't have anything going on this Sunday come on down and check out the bike show at the Barrio. I think it starts around 10am and runs to about 3pm

Russ
I'll be there, couple guys from work might be too. I've met Russ, but he's the only one, it'd be nice to meet some other locals.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:16 AM   #15218
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Guys,

If you don't have anything going on this Sunday come on down and check out the bike show at the Barrio. I think it starts around 10am and runs to about 3pm

Russ
Thanks for the reminder. Sounds like fun.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:51 PM   #15219
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Rode Phil's hidden pipeline yesterday. Still a very fun ride - except for a flat rear tire mid way through. My cheap Kenda tire sucks - really whimpy - I am going back to the Perelli 43.
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Old 04-26-2014, 03:05 PM   #15220
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Rode Phil's hidden pipeline yesterday. Still a very fun ride - except for a flat rear tire mid way through. My cheap Kenda tire sucks - really whimpy - I am going back to the Perelli 43.
Which Kenda and what happened to it?
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:37 PM   #15221
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Which Kenda and what happened to it?
This one http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...FRSPfgodpVEA9Q

I just got bored with the same old Pirelli - until I realized how good it is.

The puncture looked like a cactus thorn - the tire is uber light weight.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:05 AM   #15222
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Thanks Todd,

The reason for asking is I just spooned that exact tire on to the rear of the DR

I have ran them on the front of the 200 two stroke with good results except for flapping the outside knobs, but went back to a front trials.

On the front of the 400 four stroke had a funny wear pattern and flapped the out side row of knobs.

I have not even put a half mile on it yet on the DR since returning north.

Looks like ya'll had some unseasonable nice weather this weekend.


The melt is progressing here but still plenty of riding available.



Same spot one week later.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:29 PM   #15223
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Frank at ZMW does good work and has realistic prices.
Follow up. Took the bike to frank at zmw. No engine issues. So that is good. He is doing some cool custom shit for me and that is very good. Will post in a bit. Frank is a great guy and highly recommended for the area. Thanks everyone for pointing me in the right direction. K
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:14 PM   #15224
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:42 PM   #15225
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ZR1 Suspensions. Donny is the guy's name. Hit or miss on quality of job so be sure you let him know that you want old parts and inspect the finished product, but he is quick and cost effective and he does know his stuff.
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