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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by The Griz, Feb 25, 2009.
Thanks - did they leave that out of the manual on purpose or am i totally missing something?
page 49 of the manual
On the F800/650GS you don't even have to stop completely before switching off the ABS. Just slow to <5mph (8 kph).
That is good to know...
By the way... replacing the rotors?!? wtf, do you guys more money than you know what to do with? lol if it ain't broke don't fix it, I am still trying to sort out the bugs with the other systems!
BTW, I like safety wire... Also, you can drill your own safety wire holes if you can't find bolts but you should be able to find bolts easily, and they are probably cheaper than breaking several ultra tiny drills on the hardened bolt heads.
Pre-drilled bolts??!! Where?
I have broken more drill bits (and almost lost more eyes) due to drilling bolts for safety wire than any other stupid thing I do. And there are quite a few . . .
Oh yeah, of course, I used them a ton when we were building prototype race cars at UTA. We got all our bolts from Aircraft Spruce
Doh! They are standard, not sure how to get metric bolts...
These are aircraft frame bolts, someone out there has got to make these in metric, I will ask around...
Anyways, I searched the web for a bit and found these (buy you may not want to shell out for titanium...) :eek1 They seem to have M8 and M10
Any major hardware supplier.
Try mcmaster.com. They even have pretty pictures.
Looks like I lied. McMaster doesn't have drilled hex or cap screw in metric sizes...
Web search time...
See??!! That's what I'm talking about.
LMAO yeah... I was shocked when I discovered they have no metric sizes... I've personally handled and wired many of the standard sizes but did not get involved in ordering them.
Seeing as these are aircraft standard parts, SOMEONE out there has to make metric sizes. You would think the aircraft built anywhere else in the world would have sense to use metric fasteners instead of crappy standard crap (although the airplane was invented in America using standard fasteners).
If you find it before I do, let me know..... And no, I will not pay $20 per titanium bolt....
Thanks - now I Really feel like an idiot. :huh But at least I can confirm that it does indeed work.
Thank you all for your indulgence.
Have a second set of rims on the way but need to source rotors all around. Anyone have the skinny on the best deal?
Same thing here...2nd set of wheels and would like to outfit them for quick swap.
Any rotors out there besides OEM?
I was shocked to see the price of the OEMs!!!
I would definitely like to find a cheaper source for a rotor... I looked it up on the OEM website... Over $400!!! I've been harvesting all over the midwest this summer and have been loading my bike and strapping it into the trailer when we would move to another job and unfortunately the law of averages got to me and it slipped off the ramp and bent one of my rotors!!!
It still slides through the caliper, and doesn't create too much drag, but after about 15 minutes of riding, the bent rotor is significantly hotter than the other. I've spent hours upon hours trying to straighten rotors on my mountain bike with no luck... Any suggestions on how to properly straighten out a rotor other than buying a new one? I feel like the excess heat will wear out the brake pads in a hurry...
Looking for spare rotors for my spare offroad wheels and stumbled across these. Anyone Tried These Instead of OEM? Just wandering if they were any good or if anyone had any other cheaper alternatives.
Back on topic...
Braking has nice discs, for the F800GS... I'm going to install them, will post pics soon. Price is about the same as link above.
Oh yeah, they're wave discs
You installed yet?
I got rear one from Braking... still thinking about the front.
They claim that they should be more effective, than the stock ones... but who knows...
also, on their website the price is much lower, than from Twalcom.
I just had my front rotors replaced under warranty - that was a nice break (pun intended)!! The floating discs had vibrated an 1/8 to 3/16 inch gap. New ones have under an 1/8".
Just thought I would let others know that this could buy some time before shelling out the money for aftermarket rotors.
Where did you order from?