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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2007, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Rotor clarification...

I had a few thoughts running through my head so I figured I would see if I could get some answers from the TWF masses (hope I worded this well)…

I’m wondering, if you replace your Rotors should you replace your Caliper?

Are there a manufactures that are preferred over others, for either Rotors or Caliper?

If you replace the Caliper, I’m assuming that it’s probably a good idea to replace the break lines with braided (or steel) lines as well, is that correct?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2007, 09:55 AM
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You don't have to replace your caliper. But if you're doing a brake upgrade you might want to rebuild it. Should be able to get the rebuild kit from your dealer. New lines would be nice too!

But you DO HAVE TO replace the pads when doing the rotors!




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Iím wondering, if you replace your Rotors should you replace your Caliper?
Not necessarily, unless your tracking the bike or want to get the most out of your brakes

Are there a manufactures that are preferred over others, for either Rotors or Caliper?
Haven't heard of too many comanies that do brakes components, other than Galfer(rotors) and Brembo (calipers & rotors)

If you replace the Caliper, Iím assuming that itís probably a good idea to replace the break lines with braided (or steel) lines as well, is that correct?
I'd put the SS lines on there, regardless. That's one of the first mods I to to my bikes.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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If your rotors are warped, you have to replace them. Otherwise, why? Like Dlit says, unless you are racing and need to lose a few ounces of unsprung weight, why bother. Some older bikes need different rotors and calipers, the old ZX-11 comes to mind, but if you have sub-par braking, I would bleed the brakes, replace the pads with HH pads, and then get SS lines.
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