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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Resurfacing a front rotor

I have a 2003 Ninja 250r with only 1400 miles on it. The front rotor is pretty scored. I want to replace the pads and get the rotor resurfaced. Is resurfacing a rotor possible or do I need to just buy a new one?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 08:32 PM
 
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cant resurface it. it needs to be replaced because of the fact that these rotors are much thinner than car brake rotors, and therefore not able to be machined. new pads, and a new rotor will be all you are able to do. hit up the bay of E and see whats for sale.
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cant resurface it. it needs to be replaced because of the fact that these rotors are much thinner than car brake rotors, and therefore not able to be machined. new pads, and a new rotor will be all you are able to do. hit up the bay of E and see whats for sale.
Although this gives you a great excuse to do some nice wave rotors front and rear, HH pads front and rear, and SS lines front and rear...

Check out GALFER for all of the above parts... they make good stuff from what I've heard.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 09:29 PM
 
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plus a braided stainless line for the front. you wont regret making the jump to better brake stuff. the whoa is just as critical as the go.
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plus a braided stainless line for the front.
I said that...
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I checked the Ninja 250r forum and the scoring I have on my front rotor is completely normal. The grittyness I feel in the brake lever is totally normal too. I am going to give the front rotor and pad a nice shot of brake cleaner anyway.
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that was my mistake, me no pay attention to what me reading. long day do that to bob.
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that was my mistake, me no pay attention to what me reading. long day do that to bob.
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Yeah.. well then answered and solved! Heck.. one I didn't even have to touch. Good going guys!






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Yeah.. well then answered and solved! Heck.. one I didn't even have to touch. Good going guys!

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Thanks guys. I do try. I'm no master mechanic but if you want to learn alot about bikes... all you have to do is try. Put in the time to work on them and you'll start to pick up more and more info.




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Thanks guys. I do try. I'm no master mechanic but if you want to learn alot about bikes... all you have to do is try. Put in the time to work on them and you'll start to pick up more and more info.
that, and ask the right questions about what you're doing. as someone once said, ask and ye shall recieve.
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ok, i dont know if anyone caught this but change the brake fluid, it will make a world of difference



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drewpy... update please

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ok, i dont know if anyone caught this but change the brake fluid, it will make a world of difference
I thought that was implicit in when I told him to put on SS lines....
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