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Old 02-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #56791
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Attn Ohio WRR owners...

I posted this in the WRR mega thread but thought I'd ask hear too since so many of us have WRR's...

I have a question for the brain trust...



I broke this tab off my rear caliper assembly after installing the zeta rear disk guard. (It broke after taking a hit to the guard)



I know they don't sell just that part but the whole assembly. My question is....do any of you know of another rear brake disk guard that I can use that doesn't use this tab to mount it?

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:45 PM   #56792
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So a $60 part breaks a $300 part in attempt to protect a $100 part.

Nice.

I think I'll stick to the naked rear rotor.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #56793
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So a $60 part breaks a $300 part in attempt to protect a $100 part.

Nice.

I think I'll stick to the naked rear rotor.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #56794
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So a $60 part breaks a $300 part in attempt to protect a $100 part.

Nice.

I think I'll stick to the naked rear rotor.
I probably would have bent the rotor several times by now. The disk guard did take a lot of hits before it broke off that tab.

You think it could be welded without screwing it up any further?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #56795
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You think it could be welded without screwing it up any further?

Depends on the skill of the welder. Good ones can work miracles, bad ones just make an ugly mess thats only barely better than duct tape.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:27 AM   #56796
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Theres weld on types indy.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:36 AM   #56797
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JB weld!

Oh, come on. I know you were all thinking of telling him that.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:37 AM   #56798
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I would not weld that caliper bracket. To much chance of heat transfer and weakening or tweaking a somewhat vital part.

I've been contemplating cutting a sharkfin out for a while now, if I do, it's going to attach to the axle and clamp to the swing arm.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:47 AM   #56799
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I would not weld that caliper bracket. To much chance of heat transfer and weakening or tweaking a somewhat vital part.

I've been contemplating cutting a sharkfin out for a while now, if I do, it's going to attach to the axle and clamp to the swing arm.
Depends on how far away it is,what type of material,welder,how it cracked...

Can you post an actual picture Indy?

If it's porous cast,forget it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:05 AM   #56800
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So a $60 part breaks a $300 part in attempt to protect a $100 part.

Nice.

I think I'll stick to the naked rear rotor.
Word.

Come to think of it, I only have two "guards" on my bike, a skidplate Alan made from a piece of scrap aluminum, and handguards. I've beat that thing to death and haven't broken anything not protected.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:09 AM   #56801
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I probably would have bent the rotor several times by now. The disk guard did take a lot of hits before it broke off that tab.

You think it could be welded without screwing it up any further?
I have an expert welder up here. Skill level: welded the cracked engine case on a CBR 954. If you want to mail it to me i'll fix you up.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:23 AM   #56802
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I probably would have bent the rotor several times by now. The disk guard did take a lot of hits before it broke off that tab.

You think it could be welded without screwing it up any further?
I think the rotor is stronger than people give it credit for. Then factor in the fact that the fin is more exposed than the rotor and the risky mounting of said fin, and I don't see a justification for the "protection".

If Erzberg and Dakar bikes don't need them, who does?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:26 AM   #56803
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Come to think of it, I only have two "guards" on my bike, a skidplate Alan made from a piece of scrap aluminum, and handguards. I've beat that thing to death and haven't broken anything not protected.
I've got the radiator guard, but that's more for side-impact than frontal.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:38 AM   #56804
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Depends on how far away it is,what type of material,welder,how it cracked...

Can you post an actual picture Indy?

If it's porous cast,forget it.




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Old 02-21-2013, 07:52 AM   #56805
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http://youtu.be/TZE5lqDmI9s

mgorman, ohioroadrat, motodirtlover were there. ;) Maybe others...
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