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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2006, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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What's all this technical nonsense

I keep reading about "radial" mastercylinders, "radial" calipers, "floating or semi-floating" rotors, "FIXED this, Radial that" And a floating caliper... I dont know if these terms are correct but, that's why I'm asking. Thanx.



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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2006, 08:45 PM
 
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My 'Bolt has a floating front brake rotor. The rotor and the wheel materials expand at different rates, so by being loosely mounted to the rim, the rotor is free to expand and contract as it heats and cools. The purpose is to reduce stress and make the part last longer. This can sometimes cause a clicking to occur when the brakes are applied, which is normal. Mine did it at parking lot speeds during break-in, but not so much since new.
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Take a look at this...Pretty good site for explainations


http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcnuts/...s02_1009.motml

And look here too...

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/13nov...ialbrakes.html

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I Googled radial brakes and found this. Put simply, radial calipers are mounted at both ends, which reduces the chance of pad misalignment. Makes sense. And here is a discussion on master cylinders.
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Pretty good site for explainations
...if you pony up for the subscription.
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...if you pony up for the subscription.


Education ain't free...
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Education ain't free...
There are other sources. However, that is a good website. I enjoyed their reviews before they went subscription based.
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Education ain't free...
some of it is. usually the lessons you DONT want are free.
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