Has anyone used the EBC floating rotors on their Airhead?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by SamH, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. SamH

    SamH 90S on the bench

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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
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  2. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    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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  3. CurlyMike

    CurlyMike Formerly SaddleSoar

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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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  4. coastranger

    coastranger Been here awhile

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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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  5. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    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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  6. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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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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  7. JimX

    JimX .. .

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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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  8. kraut.burner

    kraut.burner "Fun Club" President

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    I installed one on mine a couple of years ago.... Hasn't let me down

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  9. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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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.
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  10. CurlyMike

    CurlyMike Formerly SaddleSoar

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    Does any one have a part number or a cross-reference to other bikes they fit?
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  11. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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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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  12. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    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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  13. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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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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  14. SamH

    SamH 90S on the bench

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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.

    Ta again.
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  15. r'elise me

    r'elise me Been here awhile

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    Thread revival - What are your favorite pads for these rotors for sport touring, medium aggressive canyon carving. Don't like squeeks, don't like rotor killers. Thanks!
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    Left Testicle Been here awhile

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  17. bmwrench

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    For the longest rotor life, use EBCs "organic" pads.
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  18. spokester

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    I've got them, they work great!
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  19. Beemerguru

    Beemerguru Beemerguru...G/S guy

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    Been installing them on G/S and GSs for years..a few Ks and R100RTs too.
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  20. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Agreed and be sure to steer well clear of the sintered pads BMW is selling as replacements for GS pads. While they fit, they squeal like hell and tear up your rotors.
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