F800GS front brake rotors.

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by The Griz, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. sfwo79

    sfwo79 euroromper

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    Thanks - did they leave that out of the manual on purpose or am i totally missing something?
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  2. C5!

    C5! Been here awhile

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    page 49 of the manual
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    On the F800/650GS you don't even have to stop completely before switching off the ABS. Just slow to <5mph (8 kph).

    David
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  4. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    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.
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  5. Y E T I

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    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 . . . :baldy
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  6. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    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

    http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/ha/bolts.html

    Doh! They are standard, not sure how to get metric bolts... :doh

    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

    http://www.yoyodyneti.com/category.aspx?categoryID=2776
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  7. bxr140

    bxr140 Flame Bait

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    Any major hardware supplier.

    Try mcmaster.com. They even have pretty pictures. :1drink
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  8. bxr140

    bxr140 Flame Bait

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    Looks like I lied. McMaster doesn't have drilled hex or cap screw in metric sizes...

    Web search time...
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  9. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    See??!! That's what I'm talking about.
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  10. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    LMAO :rofl 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....
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  11. sfwo79

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    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.
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  12. Motoriley

    Motoriley Still riding like crap after all these years.

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    Have a second set of rims on the way but need to source rotors all around. Anyone have the skinny on the best deal?
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  13. Gumbeaux

    Gumbeaux The Chameleon Supporter

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    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!!!
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  14. skiandbike4fun

    skiandbike4fun Adventurer

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    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!!! :kboom

    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...
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  15. KendoUK

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  16. QMan

    QMan prof. dirt mover

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    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 :deal
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  17. stephen.stallebrass

    stephen.stallebrass Been here awhile

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    You installed yet?
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  18. Hicks

    Hicks der Ɯberluber

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    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.
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  19. Mongo357

    Mongo357 Been here awhile

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    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.
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  20. Motoriley

    Motoriley Still riding like crap after all these years.

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    Where did you order from? :ear

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