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05-20-2009 10:11 AM
duessel on Kawasaki.
05-20-2009 08:53 AM
kanwisch '05 Kawi 636. And that price was for a pair of used, not new. You're right about new, they are crazy expensive (~200 each, IIRC).
05-20-2009 08:52 AM
duessel What do you ride?
05-19-2009 03:07 PM
kanwisch
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That is cheap for rotors.
The going rate was $135 guaranteed straight, plus shipping. So for 100 I got a front wheel, which was well worth the expense.
05-19-2009 12:46 PM
duessel That is cheap for rotors.
05-19-2009 05:13 AM
kanwisch
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Thanks for the info. I want to figure out what it is, but it's not bad all the time. Just at slow/coming to stop speeds. Might be me, might be the brakes. Hell, I am still confused as to why they put Tokico calipers on the front and Nissin in back. Everyone's theory is that they bought a shit load of Nissin calipers and need to use them.

I may try switching out everything (pads, rotors) and see what that does. Or even do the steel wool and fresh pads trick. Who knows. The fun of 'process of elimination' that costs money.
I didn't care about the chatter early on either, esp on the street where you just don't need supersport brakes anyway. It was when a track day was ending and the chatter crept up during the last session that I realized I was done until I resolved it.

Blue light special on Nissins! Maybe they did have overstock from a previous model.

My total cost to solve was high.

New brake fluid $15
New pads $120
New rotors $230

'Course, now I have a spare set of pads and an extra wheel, and the fluid was due anyway.
05-19-2009 05:07 AM
kanwisch
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I forget, did you ever put a dial indicator on your rotors?
Yes, but I'm not confident in the measure. I'm planning to borrow the gauge again and remeasure. I measured 5 thousandths, which is 1 thousandth within spec, so that tells me the measure was wrong. Worst case I'm thinking of just having the wheel taken over to get someone else to measure them both and tell me which is bad.
05-18-2009 09:20 PM
duessel
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duess, mine started that way and got progressively worse over time.

The SBS pads didn't help. In fact, its worse. I kept it to a brief trip out and have now put out an order for rotors, which are coming in addition to a spare front so I won't have to reshoe for every track day. Hope the new rotors resolve this because I have a track day scheduled and this is probably too unsafe for that environ with how bad the chatter is.
Thanks for the info. I want to figure out what it is, but it's not bad all the time. Just at slow/coming to stop speeds. Might be me, might be the brakes. Hell, I am still confused as to why they put Tokico calipers on the front and Nissin in back. Everyone's theory is that they bought a shit load of Nissin calipers and need to use them.

I may try switching out everything (pads, rotors) and see what that does. Or even do the steel wool and fresh pads trick. Who knows. The fun of 'process of elimination' that costs money.
05-18-2009 12:43 PM
Vash I forget, did you ever put a dial indicator on your rotors?



05-18-2009 12:08 PM
kanwisch Got a set of rotors and a spare front for $230 and the issue is totally gone. I may see what a stealership wants to determine which of my old rotors is warped and then replace it/them.

The cause is hard to pin down but it definitely got worse over time. Thickness is within spec. I hadn't previously removed the rotors prior to tire changes, which occurred at least twice a season, so that may be a cause. Or my running at the track might have been a cause. Or a crash or two. Or a combo of all of them.

Whatever the case I'm stoked to hit the track and be able to hit corners hotter knowing my brakes are back to full strength. Nothing says pee-in-the-pants like getting to a corner and your brakes aren't slowing you to your preferred entry speed
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