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Old 10-02-2010, 04:33 AM   #1
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Has anyone used the EBC floating rotors on their Airhead?

I was about to order a pair from motorworks but their website now states that they don't fit spoked wheels...

Has anyone used these?

Here's the link
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:43 AM   #2
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I was about to order a pair from motorworks but their website now states that they don't fit spoked wheels...

Has anyone used these?

Here's the link
I don't see how they couldn't, since the BMW factory rotors are the same fitment from 74 - 84, why would EBC rotors not fit spokes wheels?
Sounds like a blunder to me.
I've been selling EBC rotors (I like them alot) to my customers for 15 years. never saw or heard that statement before.
It's possible someone tried to use them on say, an R80 G/S or something with the narrower hub and they didn't work, so now they have made an incorrect assumption.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:05 AM   #3
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Robert,
Hate to make any assumptions, so they will fit snowflake and Lesters as well for those years?
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:06 AM   #4
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did not have problems with my last set on an R80 spoke wheel, current bike has spieglers on it
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:24 AM   #5
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Robert,
Hate to make any assumptions, so they will fit snowflake and Lesters as well for those years?
Just a matter of elimination, the discs are the same for both snowflake and spoke, as far as BMW is concerned.
I've never run across a Lester that was a problem either.
I think the seller of the Discs is just clueless.
EBC never had a good track record with their application chart, when I was at Bobs I was on the phone to the US importer with corrections on a regular basis.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:06 PM   #6
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I'm running them on my 84 R100CS with snowflakes. They made a MAJOR difference in stopping power. I'm just running them with the factory pads. They're smooth and strong and I feel far more confident riding that thing up and down mountains two up now. It has actual brakes.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:25 PM   #7
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BMW OEM rotors are now over $350.
Each.

I suspect that lots of folks will be looking at alternatives.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:26 PM   #8
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I installed one on mine a couple of years ago.... Hasn't let me down

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Old 10-02-2010, 12:26 PM   #9
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BMW OEM rotors are now over $350.
Each.

I suspect that lots of folks will be looking at alternatives.
Yep. I think the EBCs are only $149/side. I got mine at a dealer yard sale for $40 for the pair.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:35 PM   #10
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Does any one have a part number or a cross-reference to other bikes they fit?
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #11
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Check Dennis Kirk for the easiest way to cross reference fitment - and I found there are a few different part #s for different airheads. Each listing has a Fitment button down in the description part.

I have an EBC ProLite floater on the R80 ST and really like it. (Spoked wheels, but IIRC its different than many of the other airhead front rotors)
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:11 PM   #12
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Yep. I think the EBCs are only $149/side. I got mine at a dealer yard sale for $40 for the pair.
Maybe once upon a time they were.
These days DEALERS pay more than $149.00 each.
I believe msrp is $209.95
There is a left and a right because of the drillings. BMW has concentric drilling and they fit either side.

I just checked, here in the USA msrp is $225.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:39 PM   #13
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Oh, by the way,
The part numbers for the EBC 74-84 front rotors, (not including R65, R80G/S R80ST,) is MD602LS for the left and MD602RS for the right.
still my favorite rotors.

Not for Mono shock bikes either. ONLY for most twin shock bikes front and rear.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:26 PM   #14
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Thanks folks, I was pretty sure it sounded sus. I couldn't imagine how a rotor that was good for ATE's with mags would somehow not work for ATE's with spokes. Better to be sure before they ship from across the pond.

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