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Old 11-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #16
Pampera
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Back in 1980 something I rode a Ducati 750 F1 thing with floating front discs.

Did 20 miles on the motorway without braking, got to my junction and the brake lever came back to the bars.

The floating disc knocks the pads back into the pistons, and forces them back in the caliper.

Given there is a floating (self-centring) caliper on the KTM, the disc doesn't need to float..it's just a silly gimmick.

If it goes rattly, replace it with a solid disc. A solid disc will be a better heat-sink too. And it won't go out of alignment when the button things fill with mud or dust.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #17
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Back in 1980 something I rode a Ducati 750 F1 thing with floating front discs.

Did 20 miles on the motorway without braking, got to my junction and the brake lever came back to the bars.

The floating disc knocks the pads back into the pistons, and forces them back in the caliper.

Given there is a floating (self-centring) caliper on the KTM, the disc doesn't need to float..it's just a silly gimmick.

If it goes rattly, replace it with a solid disc. A solid disc will be a better heat-sink too. And it won't go out of alignment when the button things fill with mud or dust.
Thanks for that.
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